Staying at home during the COVID-19 pandemic can get pretty boring. It can also be lonely. Your older family member may have been stuck at home for weeks now, which means they could be feeling a bit down in the dumps. If that’s the case, senior care can help to lift their spirits. There are many things a senior care provider can do to make your aging relative feel happier during these strange times. Some of them are described below.
Companionship and Conversation
When a senior care provider visits your loved one, it offers them a chance to spend time with someone else instead of always being alone. Senior care providers can spend a little time chatting with the older adult about any topic they are interested in. Because senior care providers get to know their clients over time, they know what the older adult is interested in and can encourage them to talk. These conversations can also be useful in assessing the senior’s mood and determining if they need additional help. If extra help is needed, such as medical attention, senior care can notify family caregivers.
Help Connect to Others
If the older adult is missing their connection to others, a senior care provider can help them to stay in contact with the people they care about. A senior care provider can assist them to get set up on social media where they can share pictures and chat with friends and family members. Senior care providers can also help them to write letters and cards to send in the mail. They can even assist with making phone calls to friends and family.
A senior care provider can get your older family member get started on a new craft and spend a little time doing crafts with them. For those who have a competitive streak, a senior care provider can sit down and play a game while visiting. Or, if quiet activities that keep the hands and mind busy are more your loved one’s style, a senior care provider can spend some time doing a jigsaw puzzle with them.
Better Living Conditions
Because senior care providers are able to assist with things like cleaning, cooking, laundry, and personal hygiene, when you contact an agency to hire senior care, your older family member’s living conditions will improve. Living in a cleaner house, eating better meals, and feeling better about themselves are sure to raise their spirits during a pandemic and beyond.