Spice Up Your Day-to-Day Senior Care Activities

An older adult works on a puzzle with her caregiver as a part of her senior care activities.

Change up your senior care activities to keep a loved one’s routine fresh!

Millions of people across the country assume the role of a caregiver for a senior family member. And while it is a rewarding endeavor, it can also be difficult to find a way to keep the day-to-day routine fresh and manageable. Our expert home care team wants to help you put the fun back in a loved one’s day-to-day life. All it requires is a little ingenuity! Try some of these recommendations to help brighten your loved one’s day and make daily senior care activities more enjoyable:

Spice Up Meals

Food plays a huge role in customs, family history, culture, and emotions. Make mealtime more fun by:

  • Involving the older person in washing/drying dishes.
  • Enjoying meals outside when weather permits.
  • Working together to prepare a family meal.

Step Up the Style

These recommendations can add some style and fun to dressing, doing laundry, and other tasks:

  • Look at magazines and catalogs and pick out fashions you think the other person would look good in.
  • Get the older adult’s help with doing laundry (sorting/folding/putting away). Use the time to discuss a movie you both like, how their day went, etc.
  • Make picking out clothes and accessories to wear each day an enjoyable occasion!

Switch it Up

There is always something new to be learned, and no better time than the present to pick up a new pastime or pursue a goal. There are many different online classes available, with some geared specifically to older adults and offering lower (or no-cost) rates. Look for opportunities to learn:

  • A new language.
  • How to play a musical instrument
  • Skills like knitting, culinary arts, gardening, painting – the options are limitless!

Partners in Care’s senior care experts know that providing care for an older loved one can be both gratifying and daunting, and we want you to know that you’re never alone. As the top provider of trusted aging care, we offer friendly companionship, personal hygiene services such as showering, dressing, and grooming assistance, and encouragement to engage in a variety of fun senior care activities.

Contact us to see how our senior care services in Sacramento, Roseville, Chico, Lincoln, Auburn, and the surrounding areas can brighten up everyday life for someone you love!

Shaun Clinkinbeard