Do you have your grand-parents staying with you? Are your parents above the age of 60?
How to take care of the Elders? Are they physically and mentally healthy?
Are they happy?
If not, how can you help them on their old age journey? How all can you take measures and be cautious over their health and well-being?
Let’s go one step ahead and plan for the future. Planning ahead of time can help in situations before it becomes a last-minute emergency. Have first-aid kits around, emergency contact numbers, medications, walking sticks etc.,
It is important for them to have regular medical check-ups. Look out for signs of weakness, forgetfulness, eye sight and take necessary care. It is equally important to take care of their mental health. Most of them start to get lonely and go into a state of depression due to their inability to do things and lack of independence, they often might have to depend on other people for their daily activities. When all this combines, one might naturally start to feel unwanted and develop a sense of insecurity.
These are very common with the aged and something inevitable. In order for them to overcome all this, keep them active. Encourage them to spend some time on physical activity. As much as physical activity keeps us all fit, it gives them that extra health benefit especially if they have been sedentary over the years. If they cant indulge in heavy activities or not able to exercise independently, moving around frequently would suffice.
Most importantly, spend some quality time with them. Few words of kindness would generate so much positivity around them. Laugh out loud along with them, make them happy by just spending some time with them. Being Happy indeed improves the quality of life and increases your lifespan. Given the case, why not give it a try.
Talking about keeping good health in old age, maintaining a balanced and proper diet is essential. The metabolism slows down as you age and it is highly important for you to keep track of their food habits. While eating well is vital for people of all age, it is of prime importance for the elders.
If you are not able to be at home through out the day and if the elders at your home need assistance for their everyday activities, it is best that you consider having a care giver at home to help them.This helps them overcome their physical disabilities. Nowadays, providing care and medical services at home has become very convenient and popular among the senior citizens. Most people often only require companionship to keep them occupied until their loved ones return home.
This eliminates the sense of being alone. Also at times when you are held up at work and are not able to take them to a hospital, you can book a care, which will just be a phone call away and a doctor/nurse will be scheduled to provide the care. While all this happens, would you not be worried about when the doctor has reached your place, whether the necessary care has been provided or not and etc., Well, we have got it all covered. Through, CET’s PATIENT PORTAL, you will be able to track all the services and care that has been provided, the details of the Physicians that are going to be administering the care, the medications that has been prescribed etc.,
Although, taking them to a Senior center or Elderly home might be an option, you might not want to keep them away and caring for your loved ones from the comfort of being at home gives them a feel of security and confidence that they are near their beloved. Also, it helps maintain strong family relationships.
Do not consider them a burden. Make your life and theirs easier by taking necessary precautions.
Visit us at CaringElders