ComForcare Home Care encourages seniors and their families to enjoy the seasons. Studies show that people who take time to observe and enjoy the continuous cycles of nature live healthier lives. Taking time to appreciate small changes in the temperature, to notice new buds forming on the trees or flowers beginning to bloom along the sidewalk helps people appreciate the beauty in this world and cultivate a more positive outlook on life.
With springtime in the air, now is a great time to get outside again and enjoy a sunrise, nature walk, or to simply breathe some fresh air. With the sun shining and warmer weather coming our way, it is easier to engaging with aging loved ones or relatives in the outdoors. Here are some great spring activities from our home care team to help you and your loved ones celebrate and enjoy the spring season:
Go Fly a Kite: Bring the grandkids over to help decorate kites with your aging loved one. Then go to a nearby park and watch as the kids run and play. The fresh air and bright kites flying in the sky will be such fun for everyone involved.
Spring Cleaning: While this may not sound like the most fun activity we can think of, it’s great exercise for your aging relative. You’ll also feel better once the winter decorations and heavy coats are put away and the house is ready for the warmer weather. Have your senior sort a junk drawer and place items in separate containers or do some light gardening. Be sure to take plenty of breaks so your loved one doesn’t get too overworked. If you find your loved one needs assistance with daily housework, consider hiring a home care service to help out.
Celebrate the Holidays: Mother’s Day is just around the corner, followed by Memorial Day. Both holidays provide a great opportunity to gather with friends and family to celebrate those who mean the most to us, or who have sacrificed so much so we can have the lives we enjoy.
Start a Garden: Whether you start flower seedlings in an egg carton on the windowsill or take the time to create a traditional vegetable garden in the backyard, gardening provides you with the chance to get outside, enjoy nature, and see the fruits of your efforts grow as the months go by. Gardening helps many people relax, and is a great activity to share with a spouse, children, or grandchildren.
Go For a Walk: With the birds chirping and the chilly weather on its way out, now is the perfect time to take your senior to a local park or walking path. Even sitting on the front porch chatting and listening to the sounds of spring is healthy for mind and body. At ComForcare, home care providers often accompany clients on nature walks or sit with them on the patio sharing stories and reminiscing about the past.
About ComForcare Home Care
ComForcare is a premier provider of private-duty, non-medical home care services to people of all ages, with offices located nationwide. Each office employs experienced, compassionate caregivers who make life easier for those coping with a chronic medical condition, recovering from an illness or injury, or dealing with the challenges of aging – in the comfort of their own home. ComForcare offers home care services including personal care, homemaking, transportation, companionship and family respite services to improve the quality of life and level of independence for every individual and family receiving its services. Each ComForcare office is independently owned and operated.
ComForcare Home Care
2510 Telegraph Road, Suite 100
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302