How to Provide Unique and Personalized Care for a Senior You Love

Is your aging loved one taking part in activities on a routine basis, or is he/she stuck in a rut that generally includes TV-watching, eating, and sleeping? Particularly during this time of quarantining and solitude, it can be tricky to maintain an active and involved way of living – but it is vitally important for the health and wellness of seniors. 

At Lend a Hand Home Care, we believe that boosting senior home care services with enriching activities is a key component to ensuring the highest quality of life. Lend a Hand Home Care is one of the leading Reno senior care agencies, in part because we believe the seniors we serve ought to be honored with activities that engage them and keep them involved in living life to the fullest each and every day. This means personalizing activities to match each senior’s unique interests, hobbies, and ability levels. 

Our person-centered care begins with understanding as much as possible about the older person’s likes, dislikes, aspirations, hobbies and interests and life history. We get to know the senior through an interview that can also include other family members if desired, and then develop a personalized care plan to include a variety of appropriate enrichment activities.

Just a few of the benefits of enrichment activities for older adults include:

  • Alleviate boredom and lack of motivation 
  • Boost self-confidence and independence
  • Renew or improve purpose and meaning to life
  • Help improve memory
  • Restore physical abilities 
  • Foster a sense of wellbeing for seniors challenged with a chronic health problem

Efficiently enhancing older adults’ daily experiences means not just customizing activities to meet particular preferences and tastes, but also making sure that the daily routine has some variety. This means that on one day we may concentrate on activities that are created to boost their creativeness with a simple but meaningful art project. On the next day, the focus may be on simply having fun with a game of cards or taking a short walk around the neighborhood. Ultimately, our senior home care services will be designed to help older individuals acquire the highest possible quality of life.

It is also important to use some innovative planning when picking out activities for older adults., This may include taking virtual field trips to explore places of interest, making full use of technologies such as Zoom and Skype to stay in touch with loved ones, or streaming a live concert for a particularly enjoyed genre of music and dancing, singing, or tapping toes together. We’re always here to help spark creative ideas!

At Lend a Hand Home Care, improving seniors’ daily lives and maximizing their independence are key components of our mission. Our home care services are developed not only to support seniors’ physical needs, but to enhance their everyday experiences as well. Contact us any time at 775-322-8414 to learn more. See our full service area in Nevada here.