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Home Care Advice For Establishing A Daily Routine

Apr 21, 2017 by Samantha Pfeifer

When it comes to providing quality home care for a senior parent, family member or loved one, the more that you can do to help your loved one in their day-to-day lives, the better off they will be. In addition to looking after your loved one and making sure that you are attending to their needs, this also means helping them establish a daily routine.

Many experts have found that having a daily routine can really help seniors avoid issues with stress, anxiety and confusion and it can help seniors get a better night of rest in the evening. It is particularly helpful for elderly adults who are dealing with issues related to Alzheimer’s or dementia, as a routine can help them avoid confusion and help with issues such as sundowning. This is why it is considered to be such an important part of home care.

Here are some tips on how to create a daily routine for your loved one:

  • Make sure they are getting up at the same time every day, many experts suggest having seniors get up with the sun to help their routine
  • Bedtime should be the same every night, and seniors should go to bed without watching television or being on a piece of technology
  • Create a pre-bed routine such as taking a bath or reading that helps seniors brain’s get in the mindset to start falling asleep
  • Keep meal times, even snacks at or around the same time every day
  • Seniors should be exercising every day, preferably earlier in the day, even if it is just walking for a few minutes, keep this time the same every day

When it comes to creating a daily routine for your senior loved one or family member, you need to make sure that you are always trying to stick to the routine that you create. Just making the routine is only half of the challenge. This means making sure any other home care providers stepping in also stay dedicated to keeping this routine in place. The more you can stick with the routine, the more effective it will be in the long run.

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