Home Care in Greenwich, CT
In all that you do every day while planning and executing your senior care plan for your elderly loved ones, it is easy to forget about the importance of making memories. Senior care is stressful and you may feel like you are always trying to stay organized, get things done, and make sure that your aging parents are kept safe, comfortable, and healthy. Getting everything done on a daily basis can leave you so focused on your senior care journey that you forget that one day that journey will be over and all you will have left of it is the memories that you build.
June 29 is Camera Day, an amazing opportunity for you to get out, spend quality time with your elderly loved ones, and create lasting memories you can cherish for years to come. Camera Day encourages people to choose cameras that fit in with their photography skills, their lifestyle, their capabilities, and their photography goals, and then head out and start taking pictures of the world around them.
Try these tips for helping you choose a great camera for your elderly parents:
• Consider durability. Durability is an important concept when it comes to choosing a camera for anyone, but particularly for elderly adults. Seniors tend to have a more difficult time gripping items securely and may drop a camera more frequently than younger adults. Look for cameras designed with impact protection, such as sports cameras or even those designed for young children with rubber bumpers
• Grip. Tiny digital cameras may be cute and transportable, but they can be difficult to hold firmly. Look for larger cameras with handles or textured areas for easier grip
• User-friendliness. Unless your aging parents are already skilled and experienced photographers, look for cameras that are user-friendly and streamlined. Facing many different features and options can be overwhelming for those who just want to take pictures recreationally. Look for point-and-shoot options that automatically adjust to lighting conditions and subject speed
• Printer dock. To allow you to instantly print out your pictures, find a camera that is compatible with a home printer dock. Some cameras can even connect with the dock wirelessly for faster, easier printing.
Once you have selected the right camera, try these ideas for capturing amazing memories of your senior care journey:
• A Day in the Life Of. Ask your parents to chronicle their day through pictures. Put their cameras beside their beds and encourage them to start taking pictures as soon as they get up. Print out the pictures and put them in an album with the title "A Day in the Life Of" and your parent's name. Be sure to label and date the pictures so you can remember exactly what they depict years down the line
• Their perspective. Come up with a list of questions to ask your parents about the world around them and have them take pictures of their answers. Display these pictures in albums along with captions of the questions you asked, such as "What is your favorite food?" "Where is your favorite place to sit?" or "What is your favorite outfit?"
• Be tourists. Plan an outing to a favorite local spot and be tourists together. Pretend you have never been there before and take pictures of everything you would like to remember if you never go back. Museums, theme parks, historic sites, and kitschy tourist spots are great places to capture some fun memories together. Do not hesitate to bring along your parents' senior health care services provider so you can remember her as well when you look back on your care journey with your loved ones.
If you or an aging loved one are considering home care in Greenwich, CT or the surrounding areas, please contact SYNERGY HomeCare of Stamford, CT at 203-661-6969.