There may come a time when you find yourself absolutely stumped for ideas about what your senior can do at home. These suggestions can help.
Games Are Always Good, Especially if They’re New to Her
Games are interactive and they’re a lot of fun to learn. The great news is that they also help your senior to use all of the parts of her brain, especially if they’re new games that she’s learning the rules for as she plays. This is something that your senior can do on her own with single-player games or with a group of people. If she’s particularly willing, computer and game system games can also be a lot of fun. Some even get her up and moving without realizing it.
Learn Some New Technologies Together
Some aging adults have a love/hate relationship with technology while others pick up technological changes really quickly. Try learning something new with your senior. She might find it fun to start using a streaming device, for example, to watch television shows and movies that are difficult to watch otherwise. Video game systems also have a learning curve to them and your senior might enjoy learning how to make those work.
Set up Visits from Kids or Pets
Actors may tell you to never work with kids or pets, but the truth is that both are a lot of fun and can keep your senior on her toes. The idea isn’t to babysit or pet sit. Instead, it’s about spending some time with some fascinating guests for a little while. If you can’t be there with your aging adult during those visits, consider hiring elderly care providers who can help out if the visit gets to be too tiring for your senior.
Host a Dance Afternoon
Dance parties are underrated, especially for the elderly. These don’t have to be super fancy or anything. It’s about getting people together, even if it’s only you and your senior, and having a bit of a boogie while you enjoy some music. Ask a guest or two over and have them bring their favorite music with them. You’d be surprised how fun it can be to let go for half an hour or so and just move with the music.
The best part about building up a stable of indoor activity ideas for your elderly family member is that she doesn’t have to try them all at once. You can keep some of these ideas on the back burner until she’s looking for something new to try. An elderly care provider can help your senior loved one enjoy any number of these indoor activities, as well as offering companionship and transportation to activities outside the home.
IF YOU OR AN AGING LOVED-ONE ARE CONSIDERING ELDERLY CARE IN RICHARDSON, TX, PLEASE CONTACT THE CARING STAFF AT GOLDEN HEART SENIOR CARE TODAY. CALL (214) 272-2188.