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 Mississauga 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.
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:
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 (905) 276-2273 to schedule a no-obligation, in-home consultation. Learn more about the compassionate, quality home care we deliver each day to families in our Mississauga area.