Hi this is Anthony Diaz. One year is ending a new one is coming. As the new year rings out I would like to cheer seniors to good health and happiness. It seems like people often get their priorities wrong in when dealing with seniors. They seem so concerned material objects, and business that often, they do not look closely at health and happiness.
Caring for a senior can be rewarding and enhance your life significantly. However, it can also bring a significant amount of worry and stress. There are many things to consider for the individual that you care for we often take for granted in our own lives. Health is perhaps the most important consideration of all. So watch out for the following.
Diet- It is extremely important that you make sure that elderly relatives are fulfilling all of their nutritional requirements on a daily basis. As they can be extremely vulnerable and prone to illness, a healthy diet is paramount in ensuring that they continue to be as healthy and happy as possible. Firstly, any diet should be low in fat and salt. Both dietary substances can slow down recovery from any illness if consumed in large amounts. Salt and fat are both absorbed into the blood and make circulation sluggish. Too much fat can also block the arteries. Instead, you should focus on making sure that the individual gets plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables to provide essential vitamins and minerals for tissue regeneration as well as plenty of fiber to ensure that bowel action is regular.
Mental Health State- You should do all you can to make sure that your elderly relative is happy and comfortable in his or her surroundings. You are in control of his or her everyday life, but establishing a routine can help to make it look like that is not the case. This also alleviates panic and stress.
Physical- You should encourage the senior in your care to get regular health checks to make sure that everything is functioning correctly. Any changes in health should be noted and checked out on at least a six weekly basis. This regularity will soon form part of a routine, which would afford the senior in question a level of comfort, but it would also lead to any illnesses and diseases being diagnosed very quickly. This can significantly improve the long-term health of any individual and alert you to anything that may need to be observed in the future.
Exercise- A senior may not be physically able to exercise on a daily basis, but getting some sort of gentle exercise at least a few times a week will make them feel better than if they were to get no exercise at all. Shopping can be considered exercise if he or she is walking around the supermarket or walking around a yard.
Following these simple steps this simple can help the senior feel healthy and happy. At Rosa’s we have gentle exercises, good food, art therapy, Urban therapy and a host of other things that keep the mind open and the body moving. Happy New Years from Rosa’s Chante, and remember to keep health and happiness a priority when dealing with the senior.