If you have a loved one who is mature in age, you probably know that caring for them often requires a great deal of work. From tending to their basic needs to keeping them comfortable and involved, they often need a lot of your time. However, during the summer, most people like to travel; however, this can cause a conflict of interests -- how do you make sure your senior is not left alone feeling isolated during the summer? Here are a few ideas.
- Take them with you. If your senior is able to travel, then perhaps the best way to prevent isolation is for them to join you on your trips. They get to have fun and get out of the house with their family and you know that they are doing well.
- Have someone check up on your senior. If you are going to be away for a significant amount of time and your senior cannot travel, a possibility is having a professional check up on them every so often. This person could be a nurse, a home health aide, or even a friend or other family member. That way, you can rest assured that they are healthy, both in body and mind.
- Provide a means of transportation. If you can't or don't want someone to come and check on your senior, you could provide your senior with a way to get out of the house on their own. This could be a taxi phone number, a car (if they can drive), or a designated driver that they can call. This way, they can go and visit others, preventing isolation.
Preventing senior isolation during the summer doesn't have to be difficult; with these ideas, you can help promote your loved one's health, both mentally and physically. At Caring Senior Service, our expert staff is comprised of extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and trusted professionals who take pride in helping your loved one manage their daily activities. Contact us today to learn more!