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Help Mom Love Reading Again with Audiobooks

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Engage your mom or dad’s mind when listening to audiobooks

Quick Tips for Caregivers from the Home Instead Team

As you think back to your childhood, one memory may be that of your mom or dad reading you a bedtime story. Remember snuggling down under the covers while Mom’s soft voice read each word until you drifted off to sleep. Maybe Dad would change his voice to reflect the characters in the book. They gave you a cherished gift, so why not return the favour?

Help your mom reclaim her love of reading when you introduce her to audiobooks. A trained CAREGiver from Home Instead Senior Care Etobicoke can help her download books onto her tablet or take her to the library for books on tape. Not only do our caregivers can provide transportation services, but we also assist with personal care, meals and nutrition, and light household duties.

Get Your Mom Reading Again, Even if Her Sight Is Failing

When you are caring for your parent, there are so many avenues of which you need to be aware, including getting Mom moving. Often, declining eyesight or problems holding a physical book impedes your loved one from enjoying a favourite pastime. There is no need for fancy equipment; just a CD player, MP3 player, a tablet or a smartphone, and if your senior has trouble downloading books, their Home Instead PSW can help. Engage your mom or dad’s mind when you use these options to get them back to reading using audiobooks:

  • Check out your library. Not only can you find physical books, but many libraries lend books on tape or CD. They may even participate in an online service that allows easy MP3 downloads.
  • Make use of the internet. The World Wide Web has many options available to listen to audiobooks for free. One such site is called LibriVox, which offers books in the public domain.
  • Purchase audiobooks through Audible or Audiobooks. For more contemporary selections of reading material, you or your loved one can purchase audiobooks. The two most significant, most popular sites are Audible and Each site offers a 30-day trial followed by a monthly fee.

Give Your Mom the Gift of Storytime – Senior Caregivers Can Help

Return the favour by re-engaging your loved one in reading. This helps them keep their mind sharp and offers a different form of entertainment from television. Your Mom’s Home Instead Senior Care personal support worker assists you and your family to ensure your mom or dad can live life on their own terms and still enjoy hobbies and pastimes. Give us a call and let us tailor a care plan for your elderly loved one.

Call us at (416) 239-2200 to schedule a no-obligation, in-home consultation. Learn more about the compassionate, quality home care we deliver each day to families in our Etobicoke area.


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