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What Can You Do to Help Your Parent Do More For Themselves in the Living Room?

Home Care Bartlett TN

Home Care Bartlett TN

Simply because your elderly parent is in need of additional support and assistance at home to handle their daily tasks does not mean that they are not able to do any of them. Even if your aging loved one is dealing with challenges and limitations that make it harder for them to take on these tasks, being able to do as much for themselves as possible is vital for supporting their ongoing health, wellbeing, and quality of life. Fortunately there are things that you can do to help them be more independent and in control of their everyday lives. One area of the home where this is particularly impactful is the living room. Your parent likely spends a considerable amount of their time in this room, so helping them to handle more of their own tasks and needs can give them a more relaxed, comfortable, and confident lifestyle.

Try some of these ways that you can help your parent do more for themselves in the living room: 

  • Rearrange. A room that is rearranged for the comfort and accessibility of others might not be tailored to the comfort and accessibility of an elderly adult. Evaluate their living room and identify ways that you can rearrange the space to make it safer and easier to navigate and use for your aging parent. This can mean making sure that all cords are away from walking areas, furniture is arranged for plenty of walking space, and lighting is bright and plentiful to handle low visibility.
  • Make items accessible. Help your parent enjoy their living room more, and keep them more secure and safer, by making their most-used items easily accessible. This can mean books, crafts, writing materials, remotes, and any other items. However you choose to arrange them, make sure that they do not clutter the space or get in the way of their walking.
  • Think organization and cleaningYou never know when something might happen that would require a quick cleanup. Whether it is trash from food or other items, a spill, or even a pair of socks that your parent takes off in the middle of the day, these items can become an unpleasant hassle in the home. Encourage your parent to keep their home organized and clean without having to rely completely on the assistance of another person by providing items that enable your parent to handle these more on their own. For example, keep a small trashcan tucked under a side table or a small kit of cleaning supplies in an entertainment center. This will allow your parent to take on these tidying and cleaning tasks on their own throughout the day.

If your parent would like to handle more for themselves or you feel that they are in need of more care and assistance than they are currently receiving, it may be time to consider senior home care. Having a senior home care services provider can allow your parent to receive care, support, and assistance that is tailored to their specific needs and challenges so that they can enjoy the highest quality of life possible. The care that this home care provider can offer to your parent means that they are able to handle more of their own tasks and daily personal care for improved mental and emotional health, but will also stay safe, healthy, and secure as they age in place.

For Home Care Services in Bartlett TN, please contact the caring staff at Personal Care Services MidSouth today! 

 

About Walter Black

Born and raised in Mississippi. He graduated from Mississippi State University with a BS in Industrial Engineering, and from Angelo State University’s School of Business with his MBA. Walter has worked in the senior market for nearly 15 years and has obtained the distinguish honor of Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) by the Society of Certified Senior Advisors, an organization committed to providing ongoing and meaningful support to Seniors addressing their health, financial, and social issues. Walter has spent the last five years building PCS MidSouth into a premier Home Care Agency. With three locations in the MidSouth providing services to clients in three states: Tennessee, Mississippi, and Alabama. The company is poise for growth and is expecting to expand its territory in the MidSouth.
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