Interactive Caregiving Can Improve the Life of a Senior in Los Lunas, NM
When providing senior care, it is easy for a caregiver to become absorbed in the monotonous activities of the day. Preparing nutritious meals, responding to requests for assistance, managing medications, and cleaning are all tasks. However, at Comfort Keepers, we recognize that keeping the elderly lively, active, and healthy involves more than task-oriented duties.
Being active, engaged with others, and healthy are all important components of a senior's well-being. When a senior loved one is being cared for by a primary caregiver, it is vital to remember that the care should be totally personalized to their unique needs. This helps you to focus on the "whole person" while remaining active and interested in life.
Our Interactive Caregiving philosophy is built on providing care for the full person. This is a holistic approach that considers the mind, body, soul, and general well-being. Instead of performing routine activities, our caregivers spend every moment with them to help them live a happy, independent life at home. We help clients' total health and well-being by interacting with them physically, psychologically, and socially.
Seniors who participate in physical and mental activities have a better attitude about life, greater health, and improved cognitive abilities. Some examples include:
- Active brains encourage independence, greater mental and physical health, happiness, and the opportunity to live longer lives.
- Physical activity helps to maintain muscular and bone strength, enhances independence, and can delay or minimize the symptoms of aging
- Proper nutrition gives you energy, both physically and psychologically
- Safe living environments not only help to reduce accidents and disease, but they also stimulate prompt responses when either occurs
Comfort Keepers caregivers participate in physical activities with their elderly patients. When all of these behaviors are carried out at the same time, they form a link between the caregiver and the client. Some of the activities include:
- Walking or riding bikes
- Play games or solve puzzles
- Spending time together reminiscing about memories can make a loved one feel less isolated
- Socialize with others by eating dinner together or taking part in community events