In this modern fast-paced world, we have forgotten that taking care of our elderly parents is our responsibility as they took care of us. Because of our super busy lives, we think it’s nearly impossible to fulfill such duties as it takes a lot of time and attention. But it’s not that tough actually, we can still manage to give our elderly the care they need.
The information I’m going to share down below is extracted from the experience of working in senior home care services. The attendants in the Elder home care servicesare taking care of the elderly by making an easily followable routine. If you do not want to send your elderly parents to such instructions, firstly I would like to appreciate the idea, you can develop a routine by following the simple steps.
Consider reorganizing the home or at least a room
The first thing you need to do is to reorganize a room and a living area according to their needs and requirements. And you must not forget to get rid of the loose wires and fix the grab bars in the washroom. Once the room and the washroom are developed according to their needs and requirements half of your job is done.
Hire help if you are a working lady or a working guy. If you can not afford a full-time nurse consider hiring half-time for the time you are away. It will help you in balancing your duties. If you are living somewhere near Naperville you can find help by searching “home care Naperville.”
Keep a track
Keeping track would help them in knowing how truly you love and care for them. Making a call every hour or two hours would give you peace of mind that they are doing fine and they are taking their medicine on time, etc.
Let them be a part of your exercising routine
As most of their time is spent laying in bed, reading, or watching TV, exercising becomes an absolute necessity at this stage. So, let them join you in your exercising routine. If they are above the age of cardio or yoga consider taking them to jog or walk. You would find an amusing exercising partner as well. Would it be a win-win?
Follow the doctor’s advice
You can also improve the quality of the environment you are providing by taking advice from the doctor. The doctor will assist you in providing a healthier lifestyle for the elderly.
Give the prescribed medicine
As they are old they must have been prescribed some medicines. So, besides taking good care of the environment they live in, do not forget to give the prescribed medicine as it would help them in living a better life.
Talk to them, Visit them often
Visit them often as they need your company more than anything else in the world. Eat dinners together, spend your Sundays with them laying on the couch watching movies and talking about life. Take pictures, go out, and make memories as no one really knows what is waiting to happen in a day, week, month, or year.