There is nothing worse for an elderly person than to be left alone for days on end without some sort of outside interaction! Think what life would be like if that were you.
That is why my service offers outings that are not only business or health related, but are like small field trips. This gets elders out of their homes, gives them a taste of the outside world, and keeps their minds
and bodies active so as not to be set back by the darkness of being alone.
Now sometimes it is an effort to get out. Perhaps the individual is not feeling well, has too much pain to go out, is mentally unprepared for all it takes to be in the public eye or the weather conditions are not conducive (either too hot or too cold).
On those types of days, there is still a way to keep a senior’s mind occupied. We play games, do puzzles, look at memoirs or photos, walk inside or just sit and talk. Each and every activity keeps the mind flowing, thus fresh as a button.
Ever since my service agency opened at the end of July, 2012, I have been searching for new and better methods of support and love for the individuals placed in my care. I realized early on that With Age Comes Respect and I require that of myself or anyone associated with my business of service.
At the beginning of this week my wards and I will be hanging inside since the weather will once again reach 90+. Once it is normal fall conditions again, we can get back out there and gets some sites seen!