August 1, 2018
Many elderly adults cope with the feeling that they are no longer relevant, or that they do not make any positive impact on the world around them. This can lead to feelings of depression and anxiety, as well as loneliness and isolation.
Showing your parent that they are still relevant and that they can make a difference, is a powerful way to enhance their quality of life and perception of themselves, and to encourage them to continue taking care of themselves and engaging in life beyond their daily routine. There are many ways they can do this, but some that may be the most accessible and most impactful involve taking care of the world around them. Many of these efforts tend to be very accessible even for those with mobility issues or other challenges, and are readily noticeable for more motivation and a sense of accomplishment.
Some ways your aging parent can make a difference in the world around them include:
Senior care isn’t just for those who are very elderly, very ill, or completely incapable of caring for themselves.
Having a senior home care services provider as a part of their care can be a tremendously beneficial choice even for seniors who only have a few challenges, and are still largely independent.
Through this customized care, your aging parent can maintain their health more effectively, stay more active on their own schedule, and feel more confident remaining in their own home as they age in place. As a family caregiver, this can help you to have peace of mind knowing your parent will have everything they need to continue living the lifestyle they desire and deserve both when you are there with them, and when you are not.