Senior Care Givers and the Senior Mind in Las Vegas, Southern Highlands, NV and Surrounding Areas
How Las Vegas and Southern Highlands, NV senior care givers can make a difference in your loved one’s mental health
They say the mind is a terrible thing to waste—because it's true! When we age it's easy to notice changes in physical health. As we move around throughout the day, changes in our body, physical conditions, or pain levels make themselves known. It can be less easy to sense changes in our own mental health, but it’s just as important to be conscious of maintaining good mental health. At Comfort Keepers, our senior care givers work hard to incorporate all elements of good health—physical, mental, emotional, social—into our care plans. We invite you to contact us at (702) 425-6932 so you can learn more about how we can help you in Las Vegas, Southern Highlands and the surrounding area.
How to Notice When Help is Needed
Your loved one might be going through changes in their mental health status if you notice:
- Increased anxiety, agitation, or nervousness
- Rapid changes in mood
- Withdrawing from normal social activities
- Increased sadness, silence, or moodiness
- More naps, oversleeping, or sleeping throughout the day
Supporting good mental health means finding the right mental activities and social activities for your loved one. Just like your loved one might like particular exercises or hobbies more than others, it’s important to identify the mental activities we enjoy so that we can regularly exercise our minds as well.
A home care assistant from Comfort Keepers can help integrate mental activity and stimulation into your aging loved one’s care plan. Activities that are mentally stimulating can include learning something new, like watching a documentary or exploring a place in the community where your loved one hasn’t visited. Using a computer can also be great mental exercise for seniors as they learn, connect with others, or gather new information.
Senior Care Givers' Schedules
We have a trained team on staff. Our senior care givers can also help your loved one create a daily schedule that works for their habits and preferences. Maintaining a schedule taps on lots of different brain activities—thinking critically about what needs to be accomplished, managing time, and staying grounded. A daily schedule also helps seniors stay on track with medication schedules, meal times, and other important aspects of health.
Opportunities to socialize is also an important aspect of mental health. That’s why companionship care is so important for seniors who live alone. Senior care givers from Comfort Keepers work hard to build communicative, positive relationships with our clients. We include activities like playing card games, solving a puzzle, trying new recipes, or whatever hobbies your loved one prefers into our care plans.
We're Ready to Help
Our team is local to Las Vegas -- we live and work here, too. If you’re concerned about the mental health or declining health of a loved one, Comfort Keepers of Las Vegas and the surrounding areas can help. Call our local agency today at (702) 425-6932 to learn more about our customizable care plans delivered by competent senior care givers.