4 Things Home Care Can Do with Older Adults on Cold Days

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Posted: 3/6/2020 4:39 PM by Interim HealthCare
When the weather is cold for a stretch of days, older adults may get tired of being cooped up in the house. Yet, the cold weather and slippery conditions can make it hard for them to go outside and spend time with friends and family. That can lead to boredom and unhappiness. If your older family member is tired of being alone and inside during cold weather, hiring home care can help to brighten up their days. Wondering what home care can do with seniors on cold days? Here are 4 ideas.

#1: Movie Marathons

Sure, your older family member can watch movies on their own, but it’s so much more fun to watch with someone else. Having a home care provider to enjoy movie marathons with gives your aging relative someone to laugh with, talk about the movie with, and just someone to be with. Plus, a home care provider can help with using the remote control, which is sometimes difficult for older adults with vision problems or arthritic hands.

#2: Jigsaw Puzzles

Sometimes there’s nothing better than sitting inside a warm house watching the snow fall while doing a jigsaw puzzle. Jigsaw puzzles are great activities for older adults because they help to keep the brain sharp. While doing a puzzle alone might be relaxing, it’s more fun and often less frustrating to do them with someone else. A home care provider can set the senior up at the table with a warm drink and their favorite lap blanket, so they can comfortably do a puzzle. 

#3: Cooking and Baking

One way to warm up the house on a cold day is by doing a little extra cooking and baking. A cold day is a great time to prepare some meals ahead of time that can be frozen and warmed up when they are needed. Home care providers can assist the older adult in cooking and baking, allowing the senior to do the parts they are able to do and enjoy.

#4: Arts and Crafts

If your older family member has a creative streak, home care can help them to follow their passion for arts and crafts. Making things is an excellent way to spend a chilly day because there’s no need to go outside. Home care providers can help older adults to get out their arts and craft supplies and prepare to make something fabulous. In fact, a home care provider can create right along with the senior, if the senior enjoys the company.

If you or an aging loved one are considering home care in Salt Lake City, UT, contact the caring staff at Interim Healthcare. Call today 801-401-3515.

Author: Michael and Marlena Hawkins, Owners, Interim HealthCare, Salt Lake City, UT 

Interim HealthCare of Salt Lake City has been in business since February 2014, providing in-home personal care and support services that help our elderly and/or disabled neighbors live enriched, safe and independent lives. Our goal is to provide customized care and support services that make it possible for our clients to remain in the comfort of their own homes rather than relocate to an assisted living facility. Interim HealthCare is family owned by Michael and Marlana Hawkins, and is a Veteran Owned Small Business.

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