6 Tips to maintain good mental health of Elder Parents

6 Tips to take care of mental health of elders                           We all get 2 days of holiday after a hectic week of work. That is to refresh our body and mind and to relive the next week with full energy and concentration. But with aged parents who have retired, may have retired from their physical work. Are we thinking about the mental relaxation that they would require given their mind is occupied with all the old memories and thoughts around it. There might be new thoughts created around old memories which may be enjoyable. What if those thoughts sucks their energy further and tries to take a toll on their health.

Here are a few tips to help take care of the mental health of your parents.

  1. Listen to your Parents.

Yes, Just Listen. Listen to whatever your parents want to convey to you. Now in this advanced technology, we are able to share our thoughts and feeling through Social media. We can also update our mood to let our feelings out. Let us be the social media where our parents can let out their feelings.

    2. Encourage parents to socialize.

Ensure that your parents are not confined to the TV at home. Find a place near to their home to walk out and relax. This would do great help to their mind as well as body.

    3. Dine Together.

Dining together was always in our tradition and culture. But with change in lifestyle and inadvertent circumstances, we are forced to lead the present day life. Take time to spend with yours parents at least a week. You could do so daily if circumstance permits. Happy for you!

    4. Play!

Play! Not cricket or football. Play chess, carom and other board games. Encourage grandchildren to play board games with their grandparents. It is beneficial for both the parties. Not only does this provide relaxation, playing games like chess with help prevent or delay the loss of memory due to ageing.

    5. Tour.

Tour. Not abroad. If done, it would be great. At least within the country or inside the state. This would help to bring back the sweet memories of the past or to create new sweet memories with the new extended family.

6. Gift your Parents.

Gifts are not only for younger people. We can gift generously with the best of the gifts to our parents that they need the most. It can be, taking them for eye check to see if their spectacles are performing well. Buy them the sweets that they like the most (of course on doctor’s prescription if required)

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Companionship Home Care Services for the Elderly in Chennai – Naamcare

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Our approach focuses on activity based care. Our staff is trained to engage your elder’s mind, body, and spirit. Our approach means our team of nurses and caregivers ensure your family member’s quality of life remains high so they can stay in their homes, where they can live independently, under their own rules, with the dignity they’ve enjoyed all their lives. Whether you need help a few hours each week or around-the-clock care,  Naamcare Home Care believes in “home care your way.”

Today’s elderly have many resources available to them to help make life easier as they continue living independently. One of which are home care service providers who are trained to positively impact every aspect of an elderly persons life. We also keep an elderly person active, engaged in their hobbies and give them a purpose to live a fulfilled live.  And help to maintain a social connection that keeps the mind active and engage.

Companionship is a basic human need that we all require and is more than communication through the realms of technology, but a physical presence too. Companionship will help to release the ‘happy’ hormone, serotonin which regulates the mood, prevents depression and makes you feel good about yourself and the world around you. Serotonin can be released by getting exposed to sunlight, eating foods rich in carbohydrates, genuine companionship and by exercising. Our companionship services also help to provide much needed peace of mind for family members who may not be able to be with you as much as they would like due to work and other commitments.

At NaamCare, We  provide personal interaction through conversation and activities. Companion care can also help seniors engage in outside social settings by providing incidental transportation to events, lunch or dinner, doctors appointments, movies, concerts, marriage, family function, visiting relative home. The companion care service is meant to provide you or your loved one with the necessary connection and companionship that is crucial for a healthy and happy life.

In-Home Companionship and Care Services in Chennai

Naamcare provide Elder home care services that can help prolong independent living. Our Interactive Caregiving approach transforms day-to-day caregiving into opportunities for meaningful interactions. This includes conversation and activities that engage and enrich the physical, mental, social, and emotional lives of elders.From helping with meals and mobility to personal care and errands, our in-home care lends a helping hand.

Our caregivers work closely with elders to provide in-home care. This allows them to remain in their homes for as long as possible. It also ensures they are well taken care of, from grooming to household chores. Having our caregivers in your home is an excellent way to balance the wants and needs of aging elders.

One of the most important things to elders is the ability to remain in the comfort of their own homes for as long as possible. The goal is to improve the quality of life and help elders to maintain their independence for as long as possible.

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Conversation and Companionship

Studies prove that elders who stay social and engaged have a better quality of life. They also have a lower tendency to develop depression and general cognitive decline. Our caregivers provide friendly company, conversation, and mealtime companionship — a fantastic way to keep your loved ones engaged and upbeat.

Our caregivers will accompany customers to accomplish any tasks outside and also to attend events like marriage, family function, visiting relative home etc., we ensure the safety of the customer from the time they leave their place and return back home. Mode of transport shall be arranged as per customer preference.

Meal Preparation

Daily tasks, like meal preparation, can be a lot of work for elders. Our caregivers step in and help in the kitchen when needed. They cook hot and wholesome meals to meet nutritional and dietary needs.Your loved ones are always welcome to work alongside their caregiver during meal prep. This time spent working together is an excellent opportunity for social interaction and conversation.

Laundry

Our caregivers can take care of all laundry needs, either in the home or at a nearby laundromat. These services may include washing, drying, ironing, and putting clean laundry away.

Light Housekeeping

Our caregivers are available to provide light housekeeping. Our services include vacuuming, dusting, sweeping, mopping, cleaning bathrooms (sinks, tubs, showers, and toilets), cleaning kitchens (sinks, appliances, counters, and taking out the trash), straightening all rooms, organizing closets and drawers, and cleaning any interior windows reachable without a ladder.

Grocery Shopping/Errands

Getting around can be difficult for elders, especially if they are unable to drive. Our caregivers take care of this problem by running around for you. This can include grocery shopping and other errands, such as stopping at the pharmacy or post office. Your loved ones are welcome to stay home or come along for the ride as a way to stay active.

Transportation

Being out and about benefits a elders mind, body, and spirit. It’s an integral part of Comfort Keepers’ Interactive Caregiving. For older adults unable to drive, our caregivers provide transportation incidental to other services, such as medical appointments, barbershops, beauty salons, and shopping. Just about anywhere your elders wants to go, our caregivers can help them get there.

Recreation

Periodic recreation event shall be conducted involving all our premium customers to relax and have fun Celebration of birthdays, wedding anniversary, Group Events enabling active participation and enjoyment of elder and Cultural Program by external artists.

Medication Reminders

Although our caregivers cannot administer medications, they can assist in ensuring that clients take their medication as prescribed. Our caregivers can help with opening medication containers, reading labels, and reminding the client when it is time for the next dose.

Grooming Guidance

Paying particular attention to grooming can help a elders feel and look better. As a person ages, grooming can sometimes present physical challenges. Our caregivers assist clients with shampooing, shaving, hair combing and styling, and other grooming needs so elders can look and feel their best.