A little goes a long way to help your elderly loved ones, offering support and showing your elderly loved ones that you care right now. It can be a simple as sending them something special, helping them with groceries or writing them something from the heart. Today we deep dive into a few things you could do to make their lives a little easier.
As your elderly loved one gets older they tend to get lonely and feel a little isolated. Over the course of their lives they may have had a long term partner that is no longer around or a job that used to keep them active and engaged. As retirement sets in some of these support networks might disappear and it can be hard to adjust to, so where are a few thing you can do
Check In On Them
This can be a quick phone call, popping over to have a chat, arranging a coffee on a set day or going shopping with them. All offer a good way to catch up for a little bit and could be the highlight of there day. Everyone loves a little but of human interaction and could be something to help track the days of the week by a steady routine.
Letters From Grandchildren
Often we find that the younger generation is the ultimate pick me up for our elderly residents. Getting a cute letter from the grand kids light up their eyes and can be the shot in the arm they need to feel a little younger every time. If the grandchildren can’t quite yet them maybe a cute picture or a video message to let them know you are thinking of them.
Make A Care Package
Imagine getting a little box filled with your favorite goodies, tailored just for you. Your favorite sweets, a book from your favorite author, a picture from the grand kids, some fluffy socks, a fun picture, a puzzle book or video. You know what your senior likes so why not make their day by making a special collection of everything they love.
Help With Easy Food Options
This could come in many ways. Help your elderly loved ones by dropping by with a few ready to go home cooked meals that they simply put in the oven to warm up. Maybe you pick up a couple days of groceries from the store that could make some easy meals. Grab them some essentials you know they use week to week and could be low on. Popping by with these things will make their day to day life a little easier, could be a chance to grab a cup of tea and a catch up.