When you visit your aging dad, he’s usually doing the same thing – sitting in the recliner watching Gunsmoke re-runs.
Is that normal?
“While it’s important for seniors to be active and engaged, many settle into a routine that’s hard to break – even when people visit,” said Sierra Goetz, operations director at Tudor Oaks Home Care’s partner, the HomeCare Advocacy Network (HCAN). “The next time you visit, try giving your loved one a little push to do something different – something that will engage their mind and/or body while making special memories with you.”
Here are ten things you and your senior can do to make the most of your time together.