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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Grandpa: Have you finished your dinner?

Pratap: No grandpa.

Grandpa: Ok. Come,we will share my dinner.

Pratap:  No grandpa, You eat. You have to take tablets.

Grandpa: If you don’t eat, I will throw the food into the dustbin.

                   Then Pratap obliged the grandpa’s words and both shared their dinner. Pratap was travelling that night to see his mom. He has to catch the bus to go to his hometown. Since it was not Pratap’s  usual dinner time, he planned to skip the dinner and  start on an empty stomach, the above conversation took place then.

          Now you all would wonder, oh what a beautiful love and affection between the Grandpa and his Grandson. Yes, this is beautiful and much more soulful, when you come to know that Pratap is not Grandpa’s original Grandson. Pratap is the caregiver who has been deputed to take care of grandpa.

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                            Grandpa was in a state of grief after losing his wife. His daughter married and settled aboard. He was feeling lonely with his son and daughter-in-law working and was unable to spend time with Grandpa. The son was helpless as he was unable to spend time with his father as he has to run his business, of course for everyone in the family including Grandpa. But this did not let him to forget his duty to take care of his father. He contacted Naamcare who are into Eldercare services.

                           The son explained the Eldercare service provider about his requirement of a male caretaker who would take care of his father 24×7 as he was having mobility problems. After carefully analyzing the conditions of the grandpa, Pratap who was well trained to address the elders problem, was deputed. Grandpa was very reticent during the first meeting.

                           The first few words from Pratap were, “Do you like me grandpa?” That was enough for the person who was toiling under loneliness. A young guy like Pratap who was passionate in his service to elders, could understand the need of the hour for the elder and accordingly initiated his first conversation with the grandpa. Slowly and gradually grandpa was able to come out of his loneliness by trusting Pratap, that he is indeed a person with whom he shares and rely for his needs both physically helping in moving around as well as helping him emotionally to drain out his grief. Grandpa’s son and daughter are happy about grandpa’s change.

                           Pratap who is in his growing phase, is well guided by grandpa, through his various life experiences. Is this not a healthy living in our society? The Joint family system being dismantled, services such as this kind of Home care Service providers ensure to have the parents with their children instead of being sent to old age homes.

Grandpa and Pratap now spread happiness in their respective families equally.
Thus we are a contented service provider making a difference in the life of the elders and their family and people around them.

                  Naamcare provides both medical like doctor home visits, nursing care and caretakers and non-medical services like geriatric food, companionship services for elders. Naamcare has also has customized membership packages on quarterly, half-yearly or annual packages.

 

What Today’s Seniors Need ?

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A lot of talk centers around ideas regarding what today’s seniors need and want. And many times, when people talk about what’s best for seniors and their needs today, the conversation gets steered to what works best for family members and other loved ones.

But what do today’s seniors really need out of life and living?

Does it align with what the contemporary senior-care industry has to offer?

And what about family members and their needs — can they feel good about their lives and their ability to nurture connections with elderly loved ones given the current slate of options for senior living?

Let’s take a look at some of the most crucial aspects of living for modern seniors.

Independence

Seniors today are more active and independent than ever before, and living scenarios are finally catching up with what seniors actually demand in terms of their ability to remain in control of their lives.

Consider in-home senior care: Seniors get to experience maximum independence and freedom. They stay where they want to live in an environment that is under their control, without having anyone tell them how to go about their regular business. Caregivers arrive to help out, as needed, filling in the gaps that might otherwise be ignored.

When it comes to independence and seniors, Naamcare in-home care presents an ideal option.

Feeling “At Home”

Imagine being told that you could no longer live your life independently at home… It’s not a pleasant idea to consider, is it?

For seniors, feeling “at home” is one of the most important factors in living a comfortable life. And there’s no substitute for actually living life at home, in the house where the greatest comfort and ease can be found. With in-home senior care, this feeling becomes a very real possibility.

Comfort

On the list of things that are important for today’s seniors, comfort exists at or near the top. Being the right temperature and having everything that’s needed within arm’s reach is crucial. With in-home senior care, seniors and their families can maximize comfort.

Customization

Seniors have lived long, eventful lives and they’ve created preferences that are difficult to adjust. In most cases, a one-size-fits-all solution will not work for the average, modern senior. Customization of the living environment is a necessity.

When a senior lives at home and receives care from a qualified in-home care, they can ensure that they are receiving the ideal level and type of comfort and care. Their needs are dealt with specifically, with plans developed to serve individuals, not the masses.

Know more about Naamcare

Are you concerned about a senior who may not be receiving the care they need? Do you have an interest in finding a senior-living, we are here to provide what your senior actually wants and needs (without placing a heavy burden on your ability to live a rich, fulfilling life)? Give us a call today at +91-9600138460 to know more.