One of the most difficult things that seniors face isn’t medical care or a lack of quality senior care. Yes, these things are important, but they are things that a lot of seniors actually expect to struggle with as they age. They might not be vocal about it, but this is one of the expected things that comes with aging. And because it is expected, it is a little bit easier to wrap your head around dealing with it.
Rather, one of the tougher things for seniors to deal with as they age isn’t a major thing, but what most of us would consider to be minor. It’s the loss of ability to do the things that once brought joy. This can be something like going out for a jog or traveling across the country, or going to a concert. These aren’t major things by any measure, but because they bring so much joy, the loss of these can often be felt a lot more vividly than the need to have an in-home caregiver working with you.
There are a lot of senior-friendly ideas for crafts out there. Puzzles, painting, collages, scrapbooks, and simple woodworking projects (without any sharp objects or blades) are all fun ways that seniors can stay active, engage their minds and bodies, and have fun. Crafts are often simplified when they are done in assisted living facilities or nursing homes because there are a lot of different physical needs present. Feel free to adjust these things as needed to better suit the needs of the people that you are helping out. There are a ton of ideas out there. Check out Pinterest or even Google for more ideas.
Some people love crafts, others do not. They are definitely not for everyone. So if you or an elderly loved one do not care too much for arts and crafts, don’t worry. It’s completely okay. Crafts are just one of the many hobbies that you and your family might enjoy. The point is, whatever you enjoy as a youth and as an adult doesn’t just go away because you become older. These interests stay with you throughout your life. Just because someone now needs help as an older individual does not mean that the things they once enjoyed just go away. Taking this into account in care can help make care that much better.
This is what makes us individuals. And just like there are some activities that I enjoy that you might not, there are some types of senior care that will work well for some people, but not for others. We are all unique and have different needs, goals, and desires. It makes sense that there would be such a variety of choices when it comes to senior care.
We specialize in in-home care, but that’s not the only type of care that is out there. While we believe that most will benefit from in-home care, it’s not ideal for everyone. Just like other activities, senior care requires customization.