When most people think of YouTube they think of kids or teenagers spending hours every day listening to music or watching funny videos or the many other things you can find on there. But did you know that YouTube can actually be a really good resource for your elderly loved one? There are so many things that can entertain them or help them learn something new. Once you introduce your elderly loved one to the world of online video, she will be able to spend time purposefully instead of feeling bored when there is nothing else to do.
What might interest a senior on YouTube? Well there are probably countless possibilities, but here are a few ideas to check out.
- Exercise benefits for seniors
- Juicing for seniors
- Secrets of physical activity for seniors
- Hobbies for seniors
- How to make origami shapes
- How to grow lettuce in a pot indoors
- How to do card tricks
- Fun with coins
- Activities for children and their grandparents
- How to make homemade bread
- How to roll a tortilla
- Learn to speak French
- Learn to speak Spanish
- Best recipes on a budget
- Local talent shows
- The voice
- American Idol
- Watch reruns of old movies and TV episodes
- Put comments on their grandchildren’s’ YouTube channels
- Listen to classical music
- Watch someone play an instrument
- How to make perfect rice
- Seniors exercise videos
- Watch Americas Funniest Videos
- Learn how to make homemade noodles
The possibilities are endless. There are more channels on this one video site than on any TV! And they can watch the video over and over again if they want. For learning something new like a craft, they can stop the video and keep working until they catch up, and then start the video again. It would be a really fun activity for one of the younger family members to go over to the senior’s home and help them learn how to access and use this site, and how to look up something that interests them.
Elderly home care is available when you need it most. If you find that you just don’t have the time or energy to help your aging parent with all their personal and home care needs, our skilled and experienced caregivers can take over and assist with those daily tasks that are becoming difficult for your loved one to manage alone. This gives you peace of mind that your loved one is receiving loving care while you are able to take care of the other things in your life you are responsible for, like home, career and family. You can choose between part time and full time care.
If you have an aging loved one who needs professional elderly care, or are considering home care services for yourself call Harmony Home Health and talk to our care staff. They will be attentive to your situation, and provide clear and immediate options to help you deal with the difficulties you face. Harmony Home Health provides services for the greater Sacramento, Placer, and El Dorado Counties including: Sacramento, El Dorado Hills, Folsom, Granite Bay, Roseville, Cameron Park, Placerville and surrounding areas. For more information and a FREE assessment CALL (916) 414-9100.