As some people age, they often focus on how they look and feel. They may say they have too many wrinkles, feel lonely, feel depressed, are too old, etc. Feeling down like this can cause someone to have even more health problems because they won’t move around or socialize as much. However, there are ways that you and elderly care providers can help your elderly loved one feel more youthful. By feeling more youthful, your elderly loved one will likely move around more, hang out with family members and friends more often, and feel better overall, as well.
Socialization is the Key
If you want to help your elderly loved one feel more youthful, you need to make sure they keep socializing. If your elderly loved one sits home all the time and doesn’t socialize, they are likely to feel lonely and isolated. They may feel as if they don’t have much to live for. This can make them feel old. It may even be helpful to set up a schedule where your loved one spends time with others. Maybe they can have coffee 3 times a week with their elderly care provider. They could have a family dinner with you and other family members once or twice a week. Another day of the week you could take them to the local community or senior center, so they can spend time with others their age.
Get Them Exercising
Another way for your elderly loved one to feel youthful is through exercise. When an elderly adult sits around and doesn’t do much, their body gets tense. This can make them feel even older than they actually are. However, if you can get your elderly loved one on a regular exercise routine, they can loosen their muscles and feel better. Exercising also reduces pain, so that is another way that your elderly loved one can feel better and more youthful. Depending on your elderly loved one’s condition, you may have to get an exercise program approved by their primary care doctor first.
Your elderly loved one can feel more youthful by eating healthier, as well. There are many foods that boost one’s energy and mental state. In addition, eating healthier can help your elderly loved one to lose weight. By losing weight, your loved one can feel more youthful, too. You can follow MyPlate guidelines or a specific diet set up by your loved one’s doctor to help them eat healthier.
These are some of the ways that you can help your elderly loved one to feel more youthful. Pick one or more of these tips and start helping your loved one out today.
If you or an aging loved one are considering Elderly Care in Holmdel Township, NJ, please contact the caring staff at Lares Home Care 888-492-3538 or 732-566-1112.