For older family members who like to fold towels, polish the furniture or set the table, it really can make a difference in their quality of life. If somebody wants to peel the carrots or set the table – Why not?
The important thing is that families are doing things together. Housework can be considered a form of light or moderate exercise, so provided they are generally healthy and mobile, older adults would benefit from doing more around the house.
People need activity, it is simply vital for a healthy body and mind, ensuring purposeful activity is the best way to deliver care and support. Even if the clothes are hanging inside out and upside down, remember it is important for your loved one to maintain independence. It’s not so important that the chore is done perfectly, but that they have participated.
- Reading to grandchildren – grandparents make amazing readers, they are patient and they are affectionate. https://www.readbrightly.com/4-ways-to-help-grandparents-start-reading-traditions-with-their-grandkids/
- Folding Laundry – conversations around the laundry basket can be fascinating.
- Pack lunches/snacks – can save the family hundreds of dollars each month and are more nutritional.
Having a sense of belonging improves your motivation, health, and happiness. Caring about others is fundamental to our own happiness. Helping other people is not only good for them; it’s good for us too. To do this, it takes patience and preparation but it can be done and EVERYONE will be the better for it.
If you or a loved one are looking for quality home care services, the Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) and Home Health Aides (HHAs) referred by Granny NANNIES are trained to provide special care required and can do so in the privacy and comfort of home. CNAs and HHAs assist in routine, daily activities, such as personal care as well as with monitoring cognitive risk factors.
Granny NANNIES was established in 1990 to provide seniors with in-home care. Operating under the founding premise that reliable and affordable senior home care should be available to everyone; Granny NANNIES offers personalized services to meet the requirements of any individual, regardless of age or need, in their home. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, we refer quality and trustworthy in-home care for you and your loved ones. For more information on how we can help you, call 800-316-2669 or visit our website at GrannyNANNIES.com