January is International Quality of Life Month and it’s a great time to focus on making sure that your senior loved ones have the best possible qualify of life. Often when caring for senior loved ones family caregivers focus on the medical health of their senior parents and don’t really think about their quality of life. But it’s just as important for your senior loved ones to be happy as it is for them to be healthy. This year you can help your senior loved ones have a better quality of life by:
Getting Home Care
Home care for seniors can really boost their quality of life. Home care providers are trusted partners that will look after your senior loved ones when you can’t. They can also make life much easier for your senior parents and for you by making sure that your senior loved ones are living in a clean house, with clean laundry, and full cupboards. A home care provider can help your senior loved one with personal care so they feel good about themselves. They also can help make healthy meals and provide companionship. A home care provider is a fantastic way to make sure that your senior loved one is happy at home.
Spending More Time With Them
Spending quality time with your senior loved ones is important. When there is an elder care provider who is taking care of the day to day care of your senior loved ones that frees up your time so that you can do things like have meals with them, go for walks, watch a favorite movie, or just enjoy some time sitting and talking. Remember that it’s not the amount of time that you spend with senior loved ones that matters, it’s the quality of that time.
Getting Them A Pet
Pets are wonderful companions for seniors. Seniors who have pets are more active, healthier, and more satisfied with life. The unconditional love of a pet can provide comfort and peace for seniors. Taking care of an animal gives seniors a purpose and a reason to get up each day. And pets are just fantastic to have around because they make everyone happy. If you have thought about getting a pet for your senior loved one don’t hesitate. You can find a pet that will match your senior loved one’s lifestyle and energy level so that they will be perfect companions.
Having A Family Reunion
When was the last time the whole family got together? If it’s been awhile then you should try to get everyone in one place for a family reunion this year. A big family gathering will make your senior loved ones happy and give the whole family a chance to be in the same space telling stories, sharing experiences, and making new memories. It doesn’t have to be a holiday in order for everyone to get together. If you have a large family try to plan a gathering for the summertime or another time during the year when everyone will be able to travel.