Is your older loved one getting involved in activities on a daily basis, or is he/she stuck in a rut that commonly includes watching TV, eating, and sleeping? Especially during this time of quarantining and solitude, it can be challenging to maintain an active and involved way of living – but it is crucially important for the health and wellbeing of older individuals.
At Effraim Home Care, we believe that enhancing senior home care services with enriching activities is a key component to improving health for seniors and ensuring the highest quality of life. Effraim Home Care is a trusted home care agency, in part because we believe the seniors we serve should be honored with activities that are pleasurable and help them remain involved in living life to the fullest on a daily basis. This means personalizing activities to complement each person’s distinct interests, hobbies, and ability levels.
Our person-centered care starts with discovering as much as possible about the older adult’s likes, dislikes, dreams, hobbies and interests and life history. We get to know the older adult through an interview that can also include other family members if desired, and then build a personalized care plan to incorporate a variety of appropriate enrichment activities.
Just some of the benefits of enriching activities for seniors include:
- Alleviate boredom and lack of enthusiasm
- Improve self-confidence and independence
- Renew or increase purpose and meaning to life
- Help improve memory
- Improve physical abilities
- Foster a sense of wellbeing for seniors struggling with a chronic condition
Successfully boosting seniors’ daily experiences means not just customizing their activities to meet their particular preferences and tastes, but also ensuring that their daily routine has some variety. This means that on a particular day we may give attention to activities that are designed to boost their inventiveness with a simple but meaningful art project. On a different day, the focus may be on just having fun with a board game or taking a short walk around the neighborhood. Ultimately, our elder home care services will be designed to help seniors obtain the highest possible quality of life.
It’s also important to utilize some creative planning when picking out activities for seniors during a time such as this when it’s best for older adults to stay at home, such as taking virtual field trips to investigate places of interest, making full use of technologies like Skype and Zoom to keep in touch with family and friends, or streaming a live concert for an especially appreciated genre of music and dancing, singing, or tapping our toes together. Our care team is always on hand to help spark creative ideas!
At Effraim Home Care, improving senior health and maximizing their independence are central components of our mission. Our home care services are developed not only to assist with seniors’ physical needs, but to enhance their daily life experiences as well. Contact us any time at (215) 826-7422 to learn more about how we can help with an in home caregiver in Philadelphia or the surrounding areas. See our full home care service area in Pennsylvania here.