Because our work involves daily interactions with the senior population, our team at Qualicare is familiar with the unique challenges they face. Our goal is to help them and their loved ones overcome the challenges as much as possible. Here are some things you can do with your loved one to help maintain quality of life while also keeping his or her mind as sharp as possible.
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Is one of your loved one’s favorite pastimes cooking? Are weekly grocery store runs out of the question? Did you know that many local grocery stores actually offer online ordering? That way, your loved one won’t have to worry about running in and out of the grocery store on a weekly basis and further injuring a knee or hip. And he or she will still have the satisfaction of selecting the ingredients and food items necessary for favorite dishes.
Of course, when it comes to cooking a meal, you also need the proper dishes for serving. Because seniors sometimes have limited muscle control, this can make mealtimes a little more difficult. But, fortunately, there are now dishes with a non-skid base that can help make eating easier on those who have a hard time moving or who are only able to use one of their hands.
Grab bars can also help a loved one keep his or her independence going a little bit longer. When installed in bathrooms (around the toilet and bathtub), this allows the aging population to move safely around the bathroom area, as well as move in and out from the shower on their own.
One of the biggest things many of us want to hold on to as we age is our independence. The tricks and tips we’ve mentioned can help your loved one maintain that quality of life and independence that he or she wants and deserves. Plus, it gives you peace of mind when you do need to leave for an hour or two to run your own errands.
Are you wanting to give your loved one the best care possible, but feel as though something might be missing? Give Qualicare a call today to learn how our team can fill in the gaps in your loved one’s care.