Keeping Seniors Active And Engaged: It’s Important For Health

family caregiver doing activities with senior loved one
It’s important for both mental and physical health to help keep seniors active with engaging activities.

Is your older loved one participating in activities on a daily basis, or is he/she stuck in a rut that predominantly is comprised of watching television, eating, and sleeping? Particularly during this time of quarantining and isolation, it can be difficult to maintain an active and engaged way of life – but keeping seniors active is vitally important for their health and wellness.

At Heaven at Home Senior Care, we believe that augmenting senior home care services with enjoyable activities is a key element to ensuring the highest quality of life. Heaven at Home Senior Care is one of the most trusted Denton senior care providers, partly because we believe the older adults we serve deserve to be honored with activities that are pleasurable and help them stay involved in living life to the fullest every day. This means personalizing activities to correspond to each senior’s distinct interests, hobbies, and ability levels.

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

Just a few of the benefits of keeping seniors active include:

  • Alleviate boredom and lack of motivation
  • Increase self-confidence and independence
  • Restore or increase purpose and meaning to life
  • Help improve memory
  • Restore physical abilities
  • Foster a sense of wellbeing for seniors struggling with a chronic concern

Successfully improving older adults’ daily experiences means not just personalizing their activities to meet their specific preferences and tastes, but also making sure that their daily routine has some variety. This means that on one day we may concentrate on activities that are designed to boost creativity with a simple but meaningful art project. On another day, the focus may be on just having fun with a board game or taking a short walk around the neighborhood. Ultimately, our senior home care services will be designed to help seniors realize the highest possible quality of life.

It’s equally important to use some imaginative thinking when coming up with activities for older adults during a time such as this when it’s safest for older adults to stay at home. Activity ideas such as taking virtual field trips to investigate places of interest, making full use of technologies such as Zoom and Skype to keep in touch with family and friends, or streaming a live concert for a particularly appreciated genre of music and dancing, singing, or tapping toes together are wonderful possibilities. We’re always on hand to help spark creative ideas!

At Heaven at Home Senior Care, improving older adults’ daily lives and optimizing their independence are central components of our mission. Our home care and Alzheimer’s care in Denton, TX and the surrounding areas are created not only to support seniors’ physical needs, but to enhance their everyday experiences as well. Contact us any time at (972) 245-1515 in Dallas or (940)380-0500 in Denton to learn more. See our full service area in Texas here.