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Home Care:  How Family and Friends Can Show Appreciation to Their Senior Loved One

By Patrick Philbrick-Director on Apr 6, 2015 1:26:29 PM

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There are many things that family, friends, and others can152498547.jpg do to show how much they love and appreciate their senior loved one. Taking the time to do this is important for everyone, especially those who are relying on home care. 

Ask questions of the senior’s past.

Many people have incredible stories about their life. Whether they are sharing experiences from their childhood or adulthood, most seniors enjoy sharing these stories with family and friends. Sometimes, they share those stories time and time again. But for those seniors who have a hard time expressing themselves or beginning a conversation, one might consider helping them by asking questions about their youth. Asking questions about their past can open the door and encourage them to be more forthcoming and sharing of their life. This can provide tremendous benefits for them, both emotionally and mentally.

Take the senior out to dinner.

For many aging seniors, going to a restaurant when they were younger was considered a treat. Many people only went out to eat once a year or a few times a year. Today, it is a tendency for people to go out and eat at a restaurant monthly or even weekly.

Consider taking the senior out for a meal at a nice restaurant. This can open the door to wonderful conversation and offer him or her companionship and a change of scenery.

Have a family reunion.

Try to organize an impromptu family get together at somebody’s house. This can make the senior feel welcome and loved and show them how much they are still cherished. When people feel they are important, they often have a tendency to be more inspired to stay in touch with their loved ones and even become more involved in various activities throughout the community.

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Caring for an aging parent or spouse can be overwhelming. It takes a lot of time and energy, especially with so much already on your plate.

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