By Shawn Turcotte
Owner of Home Instead Senior Care Edmonton, CPCA
Lack of routine can enhance stress levels in the elderly. After retirement, when one no longer needs to wake up to the sound of an alarm, the meaning of life can quickly dissipate. Gone are the daily rituals that once gave life meaning.
As a caregiver, you have the opportunity to bring back more purpose into your senior loved one’s life with appropriate support. Professional home helpers can help you fix a schedule to build routine and consistency in your elderly loved one’s life. But to start with, finding a perfect in-home care match is crucial to your senior’s well-being.
Home Care Starts with Routine and Regular Habits
At Home Instead Senior Care Edmonton, we support caregivers in looking after their parents in many ways. Routine is imperative to keeping them comfortable and secure in this season of life. Check out the benefits of regular habits in your loved one’s life:
Tips for Building a Daily Routine
Here are a few tips to build a daily routine to care for your loved one:
1. Familiarity is Important: Try to keep the same basic patterns your loved one is used to. Consider the time of day when they function best.
2. Build in Flexibility: Routine does not have to be dogmatic. You need to allow for impromptu activities as well.
3. Add Life-Enriching Activities: Think of activities such as exercise, mental stimulation, and social engagement. These can be hobbies and help in group socialization as well.
Home Care Helpers Facilitate Consistency and Comfortable Routines
When it comes to supporting your senior loved one, hiring the right home care team makes a big difference. Having strangers come in to help out at home can be unnerving.
At Home Instead Senior Care Edmonton, we understand the importance of providing trusted, consistent home care support through a variety of in-home options.
We work with families to provide the best care possible. Our CAREGivers are highly trained and ready to help your loved one continue to thrive through the golden years.
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