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Fun Ways for Children to Show Grandparents They Care

 

Elder Care in Memorial, TX

elder-care-in-memorial-txWhile we may have just celebrated Grandparent’s Day over the weekend, there are always opportunities throughout the year for children to share their love and appreciation for their grandparents. There are many ways they can demonstrate how much they value them, and here are just a few that you may want to try.

Making the Every Day Special

Handmade Greetings: Encourage grandchildren to hand make greeting cards specifically outlining how special their grandparents are to them. Older grandchildren can fully take advantage of this project through the use of photography, poetry, and other craft materials. Younger children will need help searching for quotations, as well as guidance with drawing.

Scheduled Visits: By taking turns to visit throughout the day, grandchildren aren’t bombarding their grandparents with too much activity at once. Those assisting with home care can help with the scheduling and, if too many people will fit into one day’s schedule, then this benefits the aging loved one because it provides socialization on more than one occasion.

Create Memory Videos: Each family can create a video about what they love most, their happiest memories, or their favorite stories about their grandparent. Then, on a birthday or other gift-giving holiday, the video can be given along with the rest of their gifts.

Visiting From Afar

When grandchildren are too far away to visit on a regular basis, it’s still possible to connect and celebrate. Those assisting with in-home care can help with the set-up process and facilitate the visitation to ensure it goes smoothly.

Here are some ideas:

Video Chats: there are a number of programs, including Skype.com or FaceTime.com, allowing users to communicate using an Internet connection and an electronic device. These devices can be tablets, laptops, smartphones, or any device that is compatible with these programs.

Speaker Phone: some aging loved ones receiving help with senior care have difficulty hearing on phones, so the use of a speakerphone is an option to consider. That way, more than one person can participate in the conversation as well.

Final Thoughts

When planning visits and activities that involve your senior loved one’s on a regular basis, it’s important to take into consideration their energy level and health issues. They may become too fatigued to handle everything planned, therefore keeping additional days available to shift their schedule is a good idea. Those assisting with elder care can help assess their fatigue and make any schedule changes as needed.

If you have a loved one who could benefit from elder care in Memorial, TX contact At Your Side Home Care. We help seniors and their families with many levels of home care service. Call (832) 271-1600 for more information.

 

Donna Wrabel, LMSW

For most of us, the word "home" evokes warm feelings of comfort, security and well-being. For older adults, home also means holding tight to cherished memories and maintaining self-esteem and independence. When illness, injury or age make life a little more challenging, remaining at home in a comfortable, familiar environment encourages recovery and enhances the quality of life. Home can be defined as a private residence, an independent or assisted living facility or even a short term stay in the hospital, we recognize the additional benefits provided by a personal, professional assistant.

Our Certified Nurse Aides, 24-Hour Live-in Assistants and Home Health Aides are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We also provide the security and confidence of 24-hour Telephone Assistance, so fast, reliable help is always available when it's needed. To learn more about our homecare services see our homecare services page.

Different people need different levels of homecare. To meet the requirements of our clients, At Your Side Homecare maintains consistent staffing levels of caring professionals. Homecare service is available for as little as a few hours a week, or as many as 24 hours a day, seven days a week