Senior Care in Norwalk, CT - Great Ways to Enjoy the Milder Weather with Your Elderly Loved One
Spring is here! Say it. Say it out loud and say it with enthusiasm. If you are one of many Americans who just went through one of the toughest winters in recent memory, there’s a good reason why you should want to stand up and shout as loud as possible that spring is finally here.
You want to get outside. You want to enjoy the warm sun and the fresh air. You want to throw open your windows and take in that incredible outdoor air throughout your house. You want to go out and visit a number of places, including stores, the park, maybe a museum, and more. Just don’t forget those who require some type of senior care.
If you are a family member caring for an elderly loved one, spring can feel even more refreshing. This is especially true if you live in the northern states and, this year, the Northeast. Boston and other parts of New England were hammered with record amounts of snowfall and brutally cold temperatures for much of January and February. There’s a reason why people get cabin fever; they can’t wait to get outside, yet when the temperature barely hovers above 5° for weeks on end, the tendency is to remain home instead.
If you are one of those 43 million estimated family caregivers, you have an interesting situation presenting in front of you. You want to enjoy life, but depending on the level of assistance your family member requires, you could feel bogged down and still trapped inside the house.
Get out and enjoy the nice weather with your loved one.
Unless your elderly loved one is bedridden and there is no way for him or her to get outside, into a car, or to go anywhere, there’s really no excuse why you can’t spend time outdoors, going for a drive, visiting the park, going to an art gallery, or just window shopping at various local malls.
Even if there is still snow on the ground where you are, you can sit down and go over what might be great for a garden in the yard this year. If the senior used to garden and gave it up because of their age and physical limitations, this is an opportunity for you to help them get back into a hobby they enjoy. Even people who live in apartment buildings or condominiums can still garden thanks to a growing trend across the country for community gardens.
Spring is here and when it comes to any type of senior home service, encouraging them to get out and be more active beyond the walls of their house is going to have a tremendous benefit for their emotional well-being.
If you or an aging loved one are considering senior care in Norwalk, CT or the surrounding areas, please contact SYNERGY HomeCare of Stamford, CT at 203-661-6969.