We all lose some degree of physical ability as we get older. Some of us may also start to lose cognitive abilities. For some people, it might make them unable to handle certain tasks. It is why having a caregiver can make a big difference for some seniors. But in what ways might seniors need help? This post will cover common tasks seniors need assistance with.
5 Tasks Seniors Need Assistance With
Doing daily house chores can be burdensome. It can be even more difficult for people as they age. They might tire easier or have trouble bending over or reaching. Assisting seniors with daily chores like laundry, mopping floors, and washing dishes can make their lives much easier.
Transportation and Mobility
Some seniors might suffer from mobility issues, taking away their ability to go from one place to another. They also get tired easier, which slows them down. When this becomes an issue, you must prioritize their safety. Handrails and ramps can help them around the house. Moving furniture to create wider paths can also be helpful. They may also need help getting to doctor’s appointments or grocery shopping.
Many of us will need to take an increasing number of medications as we get older. Tracking which medicines you must take at different times can be difficult. Having someone to help them track medicines and dosages can be vital. It not only ensures they take the necessary medicine but that they don’t accidentally take too much.
Personal Hygiene and Care
Attention to a senior’s hygiene and care is important because it can also indicate their mental health. Some seniors may forget or fail to care for basic hygiene due to various mental health issues. When this happens, they may need assistance bathing, grooming, brushing their teeth, or using the toilet.
Meal Preparation and Diet
Some older people stop caring about their diet as they get older. However, proper nutrition is important to maintaining a senior’s health. In some cases, they might need help getting to the store to buy healthy food. Some seniors may also need help with cooking and meal planning.
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