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Giving a Senior the Control and Independence they Are Seeking

Posted: 9/14/2015 9:46 AM by Interim HealthCare
Giving a Senior the Control and Independence they Are Seeking Most adult children of elderly parents know what it is like to worry about the well-being of their aging mother and father. As a person ages, they will have a number of different hazards to worry about. When an elderly person gets hurt, it may take longer to heal, which is why safeguarding the home is needed. The children of these seniors will need to take the time to consider how to allow their parents to retain their dignity and independence they have grown accustom to so that they can stay in their home for as long as possible, even if that means having professional elder care.  Here are a few ways to empower an elderly person without seeming too overbearing.

Inspect and safeguard the home

One of the first things a child of an elderly person should do when trying to protect and empower their parents is to safeguard the senior's home. By removing all hazards and putting up rails for them to balance themselves, they minimize the risk of a fall. Taking the time to do this and investing in quality in-home care can be very beneficial. 

Encourage fitness and nutrition

Another important thing to do when trying to empower an elderly loved one is to encourage health and fitness. As a person begins to age, maintaining a healthy diet and exercise regimen becomes more a more important. By finding the right balance in both diet and exercise, the senior will be able to live a happier and more fulfilling life. 

Mental sharpness is vital

The next thing the child of an elderly person needs to think about is doing things to keep their parents minds sharp. There are a number of different exercises out there that can help to keep a person’s mind sharp as a tack. The best way to figure out the best type of exercises to perform is by talking with a professional in the industry. They will be able to give a person the advice they need to help their elderly loved one along. The time and effort that goes into this process will be well worth it considering the benefits that it can bring an elderly loved one.

By taking the time to find the right professionals, it will be easy for the adult child of an elderly person to get them the help they need. Making the right hire in regards to an in-home care provider can make a big difference in the overall health and wellness of a senior. The right caregiver will be able to work with a senior and get them to feeling better in no time.

If you have an aging loved one in need of home care contact Interim HealthCare today. 

Source: http://www.parentgiving.com/elder-care/get-10-steps-preserve-independence/

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