The Benefits of Senior Activities and How Advanced Home Health Care Can Help!

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Senior activities can provide a variety of health and wellbeing benefits.

Is your loved one getting involved in senior activities on a regular basis, or is he/she stuck in a rut that generally features watching TV, eating, and sleeping? Especially during this time of quarantining and isolation, it can be challenging to maintain an active and involved way of living – but it is crucially important for the health and wellness of older adults.

At Advanced Home Health Care, we believe that enhancing senior home care services with enjoyable activities is a key aspect to ensuring the highest quality of life. Advanced Home Health Care is one of the top Iowa senior care agencies, partly because we believe the older adults we serve should be honored with activities that are pleasurable and help them remain involved in living life to the fullest each day. This means individualizing activities to complement each person’s distinctive interests, hobbies, and ability levels.

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

Some of the benefits of senior activities include:

  • Alleviate boredom and lack of motivation
  • Increase self-confidence and independence
  • Restore or improve purpose and meaning in life
  • Help improve memory
  • Restore physical abilities
  • Foster a sense of wellbeing for older individuals struggling with a chronic health condition

Effectively increasing seniors’ everyday experiences means not just personalizing their activities to meet their specific preferences and tastes, but also making certain that their daily routine has some variety. This means that on a particular day we might concentrate on activities that are designed to boost a senior’s creativeness with a simple but meaningful art project. On the next day, the focus may be on just having fun with a game of cards or taking a short walk around the neighborhood. Ultimately, our senior home care services will be crafted to help seniors realize the highest possible quality of life.

It’s also important to employ some innovative consideration when identifying appropriate senior activities during a time such as this when it’s safest for older adults to remain at home, such as taking virtual field trips to investigate places of interest, making full use of technologies such as Skype and Zoom to stay in touch with loved ones, or streaming a live concert for an especially appreciated genre of music and dancing, singing, or tapping our toes together. We are always on hand to help spark creative ideas!

At Advanced Home Health Care, enriching seniors’ daily lives and optimizing their independence are central components of our mission. Our home care services are designed not only to assist with seniors’ physical needs, but to enhance their daily life experiences as well. Contact us ny time at 800.791.7785 to learn more. See our full service area in Iowa.

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