Here Are Some Entertaining Options for For Bringing a Little Fun to Senior Care in Seattle WA
You would be surprised at the wide range of activities that can go along with senior care. Your aging parents who require a caregiver are not any different than we are. They still have a variety of interests and hobbies that can be changed up to meet their new level of abilities.
Planters are raised to a height so that someone in a wheelchair or using a walker can easily reach them and there is no kneeling or bending uncomfortably. Gardening provides easy outdoor activities all Spring, Summer, and Fall, and can benefit not only your loved one but the senior care caregiver as well.
Most malls, fairgrounds, farmers’ markets and other places now have wheelchairs or scooters you can rent for the day if necessary.
Local State Park with a Fishing Area
Fish from a handicap ramp or pier. Most states do not require seniors to have a fishing license but you should check just in case. Call ahead and talk to the park employees. They can tell you where the wheelchair accessible area of the park is. You can reserve an area in advance and have a day at park. Grill hot-dogs or hamburgers or bring a picnic basket.
You can find loads of easy crafts for your creative loved one. There are websites everywhere that give directions for crafts that most elderly can do.
Those who have a difficulty holding things with their hands might do best with crafts that use large pieces or where painting is the main activity.
What About the Wii?
You may have heard your own children or grandchildren talking about the new game called Wii. This is a device that mimics a sport, such as bowling, tennis, etc., without actually using the sport’s equipment. Wii has been a great success for senior care. Everyone gets a little exercise and it is fun. Start tournaments. A little competition is healthy and it gives your loved one something to look forward to.
Have a Singer in the Family?
Many towns have senior clubs, senior centers and gatherings…some of them include senior groups who get together just to sing!
Even though your aging parents may be using senior care, keeping them active physically and mentally is extremely important for quality of life. Anyone in the home who is providing senior care on a regular basis can easily incorporate a few of these activities into their weekly regimen.
What kinds of activities can you think of that are appropriate for aging adults who are requiring senior care?
For information about how Andelcare can help your family with senior care in Seattle and the surrounding areas, contact our caregivers today at 888-788-3051.