Happy Valentine’s Day! Today is quite the wonderful day isn’t it? Couples everywhere are expressing their love for each other via presents, dinners and alone time. On behalf of the entire Advantage Home Health Solutions team, we hope that you’re the recipient of a lot of love today! Of course, you don’t have to be in a romantic relationship to receive love. We’re all deserving of it, aren’t we?
We would like to especially acknowledge the many individuals across Canada who express their love on a daily basis. Valentine’s Day certainly isn’t the only day of the year when love should be shown to those you care about. This is especially true for the elderly members of our families. It’s important to regularly let them know how much they mean to you.
Here are three ways to show your elderly loved ones how much you care:
1. Take trips down memory lane together.
Not every elderly person is all that familiar with today’s modern technologies. But the majority of them are likely to be interested in discussing the old days. Your willingness to engage in conversations about their happiest life moments can do wonders for their emotional well-being. And it should be noted that keeping them happy is just as important as keeping them physically safe from harm.
“Bring out old photo albums and allow your parents to tell you about their favourite memories,” recommends AssistingHands.com, “Often, they will have trouble remembering daily details, but will be able to tell you about a photo that is over fifty years old. They will be delighted to hear about your favourite moments growing up and it will bring you closer together.”
2. Be a familiar face.
Loneliness can be crippling. It’s one of the worst scenarios faced by the older members of our population. Especially for those who live in assisted living facilities, being without close family members on a regular basis can be incredibly depressing. Your visits mean more to your elderly loved ones than you may think. For the most part, they simply want you to be around.
“It’s not always possible, but if you are in a position to visit grandparents, do so on a regular basis,” advises Katie Nielsen on FamilyShare.com, “Nothing can replace the personal touch of looking in your grandparents’ eyes, allowing them to hold or play with your children and having a real, in-person conversation. All other forms of communication are also important, but nothing says love quite so much as a warm hug between grandparent and grandchild.”
3. Provide them with solutions that keep them safe.
As mentioned earlier, there must be a dedication to both the emotional and physical well-being of your elderly loved ones. And Advantage Home Health Solutions wants to be a part of that! Please don’t hesitate to contact us to learn more about the stair lifts, porch lifts and numerous mobility solutions we have available to help the seniors in your family live more independently.
Give us a call at 403-460-5438 or email us by filling out the form on our Contact page!