Things Caregivers Can Do More Than Providing Personal Care to Seniors
“THE BEST people are the good old wrinkled people with a sparkle in their eye, a wink when you walk by or a toothless smile saying you are doing just fine …” — Robert Wesley Miller
Have you ever wondered whether seniors have lived their lives the way they wanted it to be? Or, have they done something that makes them feel satisfied and fulfilled in life? Some seniors are open to sharing their personal lives while some don’t want to even talk about it. Because each senior have undergone different stages in life, this may become a sensitive topic for most of them.
It’s never too late for a caregiver to help seniors live the life they always wanted. Caregivers can do so much more than providing the needed treatment or medication to seniors. To give you an idea, listed below are some simple yet effective tips that could help seniors live a quality life.
- Be a Listener
- Be a Friend
- Be Their Playmate
- Be Their Guide
– Seniors want somebody to just listen to them. They want to tell stories of their time.
– Don’t be just a caregiver. Be a friend who they can trust and lean on whenever they need something.
– Seniors play games too. Whether be it an outdoor game or an indoor game, play with them. Help them have a fun and productive time.
– If there is something that a senior is having a hard time doing, then help and guide them with a step by step process on how to accomplish such task.
Although these things mentioned below are simple, it gives a great impact on seniors’ lives.