Assisted living is a great way to ensure that your loved one receives the proper care that they deserve as they age. However, sometimes the number involved with the age can take a toll on a person’s mental and emotional health and they begin to “feel” old in their community.
Age is nothing but a number, and the adage that you are only as old as you feel is true. Here are some of our tips for keeping your assisted living loved one feeling young at heart.
Aging is an Opportunity with Assisted Living
A recent study published in the US National Library of Medicine shows that older individuals who see aging as a positive experience to enjoy life through new perspectives lived 7.5 years longer than those who viewed aging as a negative process. By helping your loved one view age as just a number, you could help lead them into a healthier emotional and physical life as they continue to age.
Don’t Act Your Age
Age is nothing but a number. Many things in life can be enjoyed by anyone of any age. Take comedy for example. The next time you visit your loved one at their assisted living community, take the latest joke ready to tell or have a funny viral YouTube video saved in your history to show your loved one. Keep your family member feeling young by forgetting that there are age requirements on fun activities that you can choose to do together.
Turn Down Mobility Aids
Some seniors are required to make use of mobility aids like wheelchairs and walkers to get around.
If your loved one can get around without any pain and just moves a little slower than they used to, take the time to slow down with them and encourage that they walk around with you and only turn to mobility aids if they begin to feel pain or just grow too tired.
Set Healthy Goals
Goals are an important way to establish a regimen that will help your loved one feel physically and mentally younger as the days go by. Make sure that when setting these goals, you are focusing on healthy ways to improve your loved one’s life at their age. Help them pick up a new or forgotten hobby, or learn a new language together via online courses.
Holly Hall Retirement Home Will Keep Your Loved One Young At Heart!
If you have a loved one who is ready to experience the opportunity to live in an assisted living community that improves their lives, then the staff at Holly Hall Retirement Community is ready to welcome your loved one with open arms. Get in touch with us today to find out all that an assisted living community has to offer in a Christian environment.
We are happy to have you visit and tour our community in order to see everything we have to offer your loved one when they are welcomed in as family.