Making Sure Your Loved One’s Time Is Quality Time
When a person is young, it can feel like they have all the time in the world. Think back to your school days, and you’ll probably call to mind events that seemed to last forever. Or remember when you had your children and it seemed like they would remain kids for all eternity. But, as they say, time flies and you soon learn that when it comes to making the best use of your time, it’s all about quality, as opposed to quantity.
For seniors, getting the most out of their time is crucial to a well-lived life in the post retirement years. But the pressure to pack the most into life can actually prevent them from experiencing the amazing things that it has to offer. As a result, many seniors spend their time engaged in activities that don’t add anything to their lives.
Are you caring for an aging loved one who needs some help getting the most out of their time? Are you worried that their time may be plentiful, but is filled with activities that don’t add quality to their life? Finding solutions can be tough!
Here are some ideas that can help you ensure that your loved one’s time is filled with quality, regardless of the quantity:
Time Spent With Others
Keeping it simple is often the best approach to take with a senior loved one, and that goes for their time spent with others, too. You don’t need to plan complicated activities to ensure that your loved one’s time is well spent; your best bet is to fill the time with great conversation. Seniors love connecting with others, and direct communication is one of the absolute best ways to do so.
Keeping it Quiet
Seniors don’t require their lives to be like action movies to be satisfied. In fact, they tend to prefer the quieter moments in life. This means that instead of trying to plan big activities, focus on smaller, quieter moments and how you can cultivate more of those in your senior’s life.
Some great, quiet, activity ideas include:
- Watching old movies
- Playing cards or board games
- Going for a drive
- Making meals
- Looking at old photos
- Simply sitting outside
Get Out of the House
In-home senior care is all about keeping seniors comfortable, safe and healthy at home, but quality time for seniors means getting out and about from time to time. There are lots of activities and events that are conducive to quality time for seniors, whether it’s going for a drive around the neighborhood, attending a concert, visiting the park or going to see the grandchildren’s little league games.
Be sure to consult with your senior before making plans to go out, though. It’s important to make sure they’re prepared to leave for a while and that they have the energy levels to do so enjoyably.
More Great Senior Care Ideas
If you’re struggling to make sure that your loved one’s time is focused on quality over quantity, you could be running out of ideas. Thankfully, Always Best Care is here for you! To find out how you can receive your FREE consultation, call us today at 1 (855) 470-CARE (2273). We can’t wait to hear from you!