Humans are creatures of habit. We live our lives on schedule, repeating our actions again and again.
So often seniors are forced to give up the things they enjoy most in their lives because their bodies can’t keep up.
For instance, your dad may enjoy his weekly poker game with friends. But his arthritis prevents him from the typical tasks it takes to ready his home when it’s his turn to host, and he’s nervous about driving outside of his local neighborhood.
Or perhaps your mom enjoys her weekly exercise classes but no longer feels comfortable driving at night. Her schedule is too complicated to work into your routine, and you’re both becoming more anxious about her driving after dark.
The ability to continue with weekly activities greatly improves the quality of life. A person’s happiness and well-being depend on doing what we enjoy doing.
When people think about care for the elderly, they often think only in terms of medical assistance. However, caregivers can do many things to add to the client’s quality of life. By getting to know a person, a quality in home caregiver can anticipate what the person wants and needs and suggest ways to help improve daily life.
When seniors stop driving, they are at greater risk for depression and isolation. In many cases their bodies and minds can continue doing what they’ve always loved, only certain aspects prevent them from doing so. A caregiver’s job is to be involved in helping keep our clients active and engaged in the things they love.
That’s where senior concierge services come into play.
If a client loves movies, there’s no reason they should give up dropping by the movie theater once in awhile. If they enjoy the theater, love taking in the symphony, or enjoy opera, a caregiver can make all the arrangements, help get her there, and assist to ensure she arrives and returns home safely.
Or maybe you’re worried about your loved one attending an event where you simply won’t have the time needed to help her throughout. A daughter’s wedding? A son’s graduation? Think of senior concierge as a way to ensure your mom or dad can attend without the worry being placed on you.
The possibilities are endless when considering senior concierge. From special events to day to day activities, there’s no reason your loved one should be left at home. If she participates, she can experience all of the simple joys that life has to offer.
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