How to Support Your Aging Loved One

As we age, feelings of isolation and loneliness can become prevalent for many of us. There are many factors that contribute to these feelings, and if left ignored can develop into depression, stress, or anxiety. With so many changes happening in your loved one’s life, from the loss of people they were close to, to simply coming to the realization that they are aging and can’t do the things they once were able to, providing your loved one with support during this time can relieve many of those uneasy feelings. Sometimes all it takes is a few small acts of kindness to show your loved one how much they mean to you! Providing your senior with the social and physical activity they need are important aspects of keeping your loved one engaged and present as they age. Here are just a few things you can do to help provide your aging loved one with the support they need:

Quality Time

Taking any opportunities to spend some quality time with your loved one can leave them with a lasting impression and bring joy to their heart! Whether it be for a few hours or even just a few minutes, seeing your face will truly brighten their day! If you can’t make it in to see them, just picking up the phone and giving them a call can make a world of difference! If you happen to have a friendly and social pet, bringing them along for some quality time and cuddles can also change up your loved one’s routine and make their day more special by having a furry friend to bring a smile to their face!

Encouraging Hobbies

Almost everyone has a favorite activity! Encouraging your aging loved one to continue enjoying a hobby such as reading, painting, dancing, or gardening can keep them engaged during the day. Simple activities such as these encourage participation and allow them to put their time and energy into something they love! Supporting the little joys in their life will go a long way!

Light Housekeeping Assistance

As your loved one ages, it may become more difficult for them to perform certain household chores. With the help of a Comfort Keeper®, our caregivers can provide the help your senior needs such as light housekeeping, laundry, and meal prepping. Giving your loved one the support to make their daily routine a little easier can show them how much you care!

Apart from giving your loved one an in-home caregiver to help around the house, an Albuquerque Comfort Keeper® can help your senior stay spirited with our interactive caregiving services and provide them with the much-needed companionship they seek. If you are looking for a professional caregiver that can be dedicated to your loved one’s health and happiness, get in touch with us today to learn about how we can help!