Looking for different ways to connect better with your loved one in senior care? Home Care Assistance has come up with 3 powerful and effective ways for you to improve your bond and relationship with your senior. Take a look below.
A great way to connect with your loved one in senior care is to get involved in activities with them! Social activities can range from sports like water aerobics to board games like chess (which are also mentally stimulating). But, the most important aspect of getting social with your senior is that it can help improve both their emotional and physical health.
Emotional Health: Whether it’s with family or other seniors in senior care, having frequent interaction with others will positively impact your senior’s mood. Doing so can help prevent depression.
Physical Health: Being involved in physical activities will help to boost your senior’s overall physical health – Physical activities increase their strength, work up an appetite, and help them get plentiful sleep.
Technology will work to keep you and your senior connected – Even when you can’t be there physically with them.
Tablets: These are a great option for seniors! They are easy to use and can be very helpful. Tablets are perfect for simple things like browsing the internet, viewing family photos, making video calls, setting medication reminders, and generally keeping in touch.
Simple Computers: Another option to consider is an all-in-one computer that your senior can use easily. These are special applications that help make using email, video chats, and the internet a breeze!
Talking and Visiting
Last but not least, you can connect with your senior just by spending time with them and being in their company.
Share Memories: Look back on your favorite moments with your senior – It’s a great way to bond and it also help to stimulate their memory! This is a simple activity that reminds them of many good times with family and friends while also engaging their mind.
Ask for Advice: Asking your senior for advice reminds them that their thoughts and opinions are valued. This helps to relay the love and respect you feel for your senior!
To learn about our customized senior care options for you and your senior, call Home Care Assistance today to set up a consultation!