When your elder is feeling down and is unable to go outside and smell the roses as in the past, don’t be fooled into thinking that he/she has to be unhappy in the home going forward.
At A-1 Home Care in Diamond Bar, we provide leading senior care services so that seniors from all walks of life, including Middle Eastern, Asian, Jewish, and European, can feel good about their home health going forward. Some of these services include helping elders to experience increased enjoyment in the home even when the weather or their own disabilities keep them from otherwise doing so.
Take a look below at 5 ways an elder caregiver at A-1 Home Care can keep your loved ones’ enthusiasm up for daily living in the home simply by using their senses:
Sound. Did you know that the sounds and tunes in music bypass the intellectual parts of the brain and go straight to our emotions? Music can help us through difficult moments in life, with music therapy being commonplace in many nursing homes and hospices throughout the world. If your loved one is feeling down or has an otherwise dull disposition, try playing some tunes that will brighten his/her day– because they really will!
Sight. Yes, our eyes help us to see the beauty all around us. No, that beauty does not include the television screen! When the weather permits, help for a loved one can come from simply sitting outside and enjoying the natural beauty everywhere the eye can see; allowing him/her to soak in the world all around can do wonders for a senior’s mood going forward!
Touch. It’s common understanding that we crave closeness with others. Because many elderly people are fragile and/or their spouses have passed away, they oftentimes aren’t able to enjoy that human interaction that they crave. A-1 Home Care caregivers can provide affectionate assistance when it comes to even a simple hug, a friendly pat on the back, or any other way to express physical care to one who needs it. A personal therapy pet can suffice for that closeness many elders yearn for, too.
Taste and Smell. Assuming your loved one is finding it difficult to cook for himself/herself, the in-home care experts at A-1 Home Care can cook delicious and nutritious meals– along with the ever-enjoyable sweet treats that are most often associated with pleasure, both for our nostrils and our taste buds! Such delicious treats are sure to improve your beloved elder’s outlook in the home going forward.
For more information about the hourly in-home care services available at A-1 Home Care today, contact a compassionate caregiver at (310) 657-8780 or (562) 929-8400. A-1 Home Care provides assistance to homes in communities of San Dimas, Villa Park, Anaheim Hills, Glendora, and Covina.