Are you a caregiver? What can you say about the daily life of your senior patients? Due to aging, it has been difficult for family members to provide the needs of their elderly loved ones. The need for a daily living routine has become imperative for healthcare workers because it is the most important method in dealing with patients who have chronic illnesses.
Providing daily assistance is primarily divided into two classifications: the ADL and IADL. ADL stands for “Activities of daily living” wherein the services provided by our caregivers include the basic needs of the patient like bathing, dressing, grooming, eating and walking. IADL, on the other hand, means “instrumental activities of daily living”, in this particular service, no serious health care is needed because the caregivers only render housekeeping tasks.
To explain further, here are some reasons why daily living assistance is necessary.
- The senior patients are too sick
An elderly’s health concern may vary in certain degrees. There are some who might just need assistance in bathing or moving around the house but they can still perform little tasks on their own. However, there are some who might be suffering from cardiovascular disease or dementia whose healthcare needs require utmost attention from the caregiver.
It is important to establish a varied routine on the senior patient’s daily activities because of his or her different needs. Most importantly, you have to adjust and get the patients involved in the making of the care plan so they will be aware of the method of assistance they will receive.
- It could save them from more stress and anxiety
Our senior loved ones are still stressed out even if they do nothing most of the time. They get this feeling of helplessness and the tendency to think that they are being ignored. So, for the time wherein we cannot bond with them, hiring a caregiver is the best alternative you have. When you have a caregiver who can be with your loved ones and help them do the things they love, their attention and thoughts will be focused on other things.>Being able to create a routine that they have to do with their caregiver can also reduce stress because the seniors will know the activities that they will be doing for the day and they know what to expect during the day. They can also consciously prepare their body to what activities they might be doing.
- They can have a sense of well-being
Routine daily activities can put the mind and body of our elderly loved ones at ease. They do not feel impaired and useless because their days are filled with activities that can exercise their mind and body. Aside from that, they can also be relieved from the stress of thinking how they are going to do some simple tasks on their own like eating, sleeping or bathing because someone will help them do it. They will have better sleep at night and they can still keep a healthy body even as they age. A simple assistance either from a family caregiver or a caregiver from Rocky Hill Adult Day Center & In-Home Care, a premier Home Care and Companionship for Seniors in Rocky Hill, CT, can go a long way.
Indeed, the sole purpose of creating a daily routine for senior patients is simply to provide them convenience in doing their everyday activities. We want them to feel their best even at sixty or seventy. We want to provide them assistance and let them enjoy aging with less stress and less hassle.
For inquiries about home care and companionship services, please contact Rocky Hill Adult Day Center & In-Home Care through www.rockyhillhomecare.com or call us at 860-372-4656.