Old age life needs more love and care from the family and relatives. It is a kind of life reversal scenario, because when we were younger our parents took care of us, and when our parents become older, they become like a child and we are the one who should be taking care of them. Creating a better and more secure life for elderly people should always be our priority. There are some of the things that need to be focused so that elder people could get all the love they have expected from us. The following tips can provide you the ways to take care of the elder people.
Provide them their independence
Providing independence typically means giving them their freedom to handle their financial activity, making the decisions they have been doing for ages. When we start taking charge, then they somehow feel trapped and lose their interest in doing any day to day activities. You should always give them the attention and a right amount of space but at the same time, you should also give them the feeling of respect and independence.
Socialize with them
Socializing with the old age people provides them a feeling of importance. You can always talk with them at dinner or at breakfast table. When you show a little bit of concern and make them your priority, it surely helps to bring a smile on their faces. Old age comes along with loneliness and less company, so help them to interact with others of their age. Finding friends can give them happiness and urge them to share their feelings.
Provide home safety measures
The proper place to live in makes them feel safer and easier. For example; the flooring choices, the uneven flooring or cold flooring can affect their health. The electrical appliances, use of various gadgets on which they can easily trip on, should be properly managed so that there would be no accidents. Create a living space a home that your elders are comfortable to live in. A space which do not hinder their privacy and their comfort.
The next aspect is to ensure that the elders are having good physical exercises. Physical activity is important because if they do not go through it then they will have muscle pain and also feel less hungry. To have a good physical condition, a proper nutritional diet is a must, and a loss of appetite results in various health problems.
A good balanced Diet
You should not discriminate the foods. A balanced food curbing carbs, protein, vitamins should be given in a proportionate manner. As they say, an apple a day can help their metabolism and helps them to easily digest the food. Balance of proteins, calcium’s and vitamins D are essential for the good health and maintaining bone strength.
Regular health check-up
You should always be careful that they do not have any illness or are suffering. So, regular checkup is the most important thing to do. With their old age, they tend to share less so make sure that they share their physical discomfort with you. More importantly, you are the one who should make your move first and take them to the doctors. The problems such as hypertension, Alzheimer, Parkinson’s and dementia could affect the elders. So, in these cases you need to give them proper care and love.
Make them feel wanted
When elders feel that their presence gives comfort in the family, only then they share their problems and their views. The more you listen to them; they feel comfortable and open up with you. You can simply talk about their favorite TV programs or serials. The talk can be simple and less complex. You can give them joy and make them feel more wanted in the family.
Live with elders
It is not always possible for the children to live with their parents, but the joy they feel by living with their children is incomparable than living in an old age shelters. So, if it possible give your maximum time to your elder ones to make them feel wanted.
Show your kind gestures
You should always be kind to elders and give them the respect they need to receive from us. The more you are kind to them and share your feelings, the more open they become to you. Being kind to elders is never a waste but you gain more love from them. So, be humble and gentle towards them and take proper care of your elders.
Help them travel to new places
After their retirement, they always have a desire to travel to new places in their free time. It cannot be easy for them to make decisions on their own. So, helping them to find a good and safe place to travel is very important. You should give them a company so they can fully enjoy their travel time.
Ask for their opinion
Even if they are old, their guardianship is needed by all of us. Asking their opinion helps them to share their belief and views. This also makes them feel their importance in the family. They tend to believe that their opinions still matters to other family members.
As a job holder, it may not be possible for you to give your whole time to the elder family members, hence, we at wise choice in home care, offer sufficient assistance in a love and caring manner, which prevents the older members from generating the feelings of being left-out. To avail our home care packages in Sydney Australia, do contact us!