Providing Non-Medical Home Care Services in Orange County, CA since 2009

Call for Assistance: (949) 282-5017
(949) 842-6831

Keeping Your Senior Healthy and Happy Is Easier than You Think

You’ve got a lot of goals when it comes to taking care of your senior family member and one of those that might feel impossible some days is keeping your elderly family member both happy and healthy. Try some of these ideas.

Talk to Her Doctor about Her Diet

Home Care Laguna Woods CA Happy Seniors

Home Care Laguna Woods CA Happy Seniors

Diet affects so much of health and happiness. Take a quick inventory of what your elderly family member is eating right now. If it’s heavy on the processed foods, then some changes are in order. See what her doctor recommends that she change in order to improve her overall health. Adopting a new way of eating, especially if it involves different cooking methods than she’s used to, can be intimidating. One solution can be to hire home care providers to do the cooking for her.

Include Some Questions about Exercise, Too

While you’re talking to your senior about what she’s eating, include a question or two about exercise, too. Even if your elderly family member has never exercised before, adding a little bit of movement to each day can give her some big benefits. Stick with her doctor’s recommendations, though, so that she isn’t at risk of overdoing it with exercise.

Hobbies and Other Activities Relieve Stress

Even if your elderly family member doesn’t seem as if she experiences a lot of stress, she’s experiencing stress more often than you think. If she’s not engaged in many activities, it might be time to explore some of her previous hobbies. Becoming more active mentally has big benefits for mood and for.

Look for Ways to Help Her Get Quality Sleep

Sleep is another key component of health and happiness. If your elderly family member isn’t getting the right amount of sleep or if she’s getting poor quality sleep, that’s a problem. Assess her nighttime routine first and see if there’s anything that you can change or add to help her rest and get ready for sleep. A relaxing series of activities can be a great cue for her brain that it’s time to slow down and get to sleep.

Everyone has different needs, of course, but by doing the best that you can to improve upon your senior’s quality of life, you’re going to be able to fulfill many more of those needs for her. Talk to your elderly family member about how she’s feeling about these changes, too, so you can address anything that isn’t hitting the mark.

 

If you or an aging loved-one is considering Home Care in Laguna Woods, CA, please contact the caring staff at Easy Living Home Care today. Providing Non-Medical Home Care Services in Orange County, CA since 2009. Call for Assistance: (949) 282-5017 or (949) 842-6831.

Lori LaPorte

Founder/Owner at Easy Living Home Care
Easy Living Home Care owner and administrator, Lori LaPorte, has over forty years of extensive experience caring for the elderly community. Ms. LaPorte graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelors Degree in Special Education, Elementary Education and Health.

At a very young age it was always Ms. LaPorte’s passion to work with the elderly. She was a caregiver at a nursing home in high school and college and volunteered in senior centers and senior events held by the city in which she grew up. After graduation, Ms. LaPorte became a special education teacher for sixteen years.

She put her teaching career on the sidelines to raise two wonderful children, during which her passion for the elderly inspired her to start Easy Living Home Care in 2009. Ms. Laporte wanted to help people, especially seniors, find competent, qualified, and caring in-home care at reasonable rates.

Ms LaPorte takes an active role in conducting and managing all operations of her business. She is patient, compassionate and listens. Ms. Laporte is always available to her clients and staff.

In her spare time, Lori volunteers for the American Red Cross and Leashes of Love canine rescue organization.