Self care is an important part of care in older adults, and even though it doesn’t seem like it, it’s an important part of effective senior care, too. When someone is older and begins to have difficulty with tasks that they once performed easily, senior care focuses on helping them to achieve these things. Things like transportation, meal preparation, and medications are all components of senior care. However, some of the best caregivers don’t just do these things for the people that they work with, but rather teach them new ways to be responsible for themselves.
Self care is something that we teach our kids. It’s something we practice ourselves. It’s been ingrained into us that we can’t be effective at the things that we do unless we are well enough to do them. Practicing healthy habits, getting enough rest, and making safe choices are all a much larger part of our culture than ever before. And that’s good! It has led to better health.
But that’s certainly not the case across the board. That’s especially true for those that find themselves in a tough situation, whether it be poverty, disability, or something else. It can be hard to make good decisions at times. But when there is some sort of intervention to teach how to make these things easier, better health and happiness is often the end result.
Every family and every situation is different. The needs of one person will not necessarily be the same as the needs of another. That’s why a customized care approach is necessary. Rather than treat each senior in the same manner, a caregiver that focuses on the individual will be much more helpful for your family.
Because in a way, part of senior care is helping an elderly individual adjust to their new normal. They have needs that they didn’t have before, and they need assistance in overcoming those obstacles. Part of senior care is helping with this adjustment. Creating an environment where better care is received can go a long way, and not just toward helping your older loved one to stay safe and healthy. That atmosphere of empowerment is designed to help your loved one care for themselves more effectively, too. Things that they never had to think about in the past can be difficult to learn, but teaching these skills is a small part of what great in-home care strives to achieve.
Do you have an elderly loved one that is starting to have trouble with their activities of daily living? If so, please feel free to reach out to us. We offer a free consultation service designed to help you learn more about who we are and what we do with absolutely no pressure to commit to our services. This is a time to ask questions and get a bit closer to knowing what the best way for your family to proceed might be. Give us a call or email today and we can help you get started in the process of finding the best senior care for your family.