3 Tips to Help Ease Elderly Parents Out of Depression or Loneliness
Are your parents already of old age? We sometimes neglect the fact that they are getting older while we toil away with work or burn weekends hanging out with friends. It is important to know that there are plenty of cases of depression, anxiety, and loneliness in the elderly mostly because of complications in health, lack of friends who are of their age, or simply because of having nothing to do at home. Here are some things you can do for them:
- Talk to Them. People are social beings. If your mom or dad is in the house 24/7 just watching TV, they may feel bored or restless. Talk to them and know what they want to do, where they want to eat, how they want to live. There may be some activities they want to check off of their bucket list. You can also talk to them about how their day went to make them feel they are important to someone they love.
- Enlist Them in Activities. Some elderly people may just need some motivation to move and join activities. There are slow-paced activities that the elderly can keep up with like painting, slow dancing, and cooking. This will give them a sense of purpose and will keep them preoccupied.
- Get a Companion for Them. If you’re often out of the house, it is best that your senior parents have someone to talk to, someone who will take care of them with simple errands, and even someone who will play board games with them.
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Our team believes that passion is key to ensuring you and your family’s wellness so call us today at 303-632-7225 and talk to us more about how we can be of service. You can also visit our website at www.coloradoqualityhomecare.com to learn more about us. We hope to talk to you soon!