Jul 7, 2017 by Garrett Hafler
While your parent may not be able to do some of the things he or she once did, this does not mean that they cannot get out of their house and have fun. Your children want to spend time with grandma or grandpa and vice versa. Children can light up the room and remove any sorrow or loneliness that your loved one may face and feel. Long term care in Pittsford can help ensure that your loved one is cared for on a daily basis when you cannot be there and you can enjoy time with your parent without the worry of having to make sure the house is looked after or that their meals for the week have been planned.
If you want to spend time outside of the house with your loved one, you can ask their long term care specialist for some ideas on what they like to do or you can try some of the tried and true activities that many seniors love. Take a look below to give you some ideas on what to do.
A nature walk is a wonderful way for you, your loved one, and children to get out of the house and enjoy time together. Your loved one will be able to breathe in the fresh air and enjoy some popular outdoor activities from bird watching to fishing and more. If there is an activity that you think your parent may enjoy, don’t hesitate to ask their long term care specialist if they think it would be a good idea. Their specialist can provide you with some insight and ideas too.
Kids love to do crafts and so do seniors, so why not have an arts and crafts day. You can either setup a small area within your loved one’s home to do it or you can look for some events online and see who is offering crafts. If you do not want to do crafts yourself, you and your loved one could attend a local craft fair too.
Long term care in Pittsford does not mean that your loved one has to be confined to his or her home. In fact, your parent is able to get out and enjoy the world around them too. The above ideas are a good place to start, especially if you have children. If you would like to discuss options for care, contact Comfort Keepers today.
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