Sep 15, 2017 by Garrett Hafler
Daily routines are wonderful for seniors because it provides them with predictability and it avoids surprises that the senior may not enjoy. Some seniors experience stress and frustration when they do not have a regular daily routine and this is something that should be avoided. With the help of your loved one’s in home senior care provider, you can create a daily routine for them.
Individuals who suffer from progressive and cognitive diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer’s can truly benefit from a daily routine and care plan. Their in home senior care provider can help to ensure that the proper structure and organization is there in the routine.
Before you do sit down to make a daily routine for your loved one, consider the following:
Always allow for some free time within the schedule to ensure that additional activities can be planned for and carried out.
A daily routine should not just be about steps the patient needs to take such as waking up, brushing teeth, eating breakfast, and so on. You and your loved one’s in home senior care team should include time slots for activities such as creative fun, spiritual and motivational time, social engagements, memory games, and more.
It is important for the senior to be included in the creation of their daily routine, so that they know what to expect and they have a say in their care as well. If you would like to learn more about Comfort Keepers and how our team can help you, call our office now.
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