When we get older we face new challenges in life. Some of those challenges can be relatively easy to overcome while others seem like they will never change. For seniors, staying positive in life is not always easy, especially when they have to give up any number of things they used to enjoy.
Below are five ways that seniors can actually develop a more positive attitude, even when facing elevated safety concerns.
1. Rely on support.
Asking for help isn’t always easy for people. When a person has been used to taking care of themselves for most of their adult life, even supporting their family, raising children, and being there for their own parents as they got older, it’s not going to be the easiest thing to ask for assistance, especially for some of those most basic tasks of everyday life.
However, when a person can get beyond their pride and ego and ask for help and rely on support, it allows them to continue doing many things they may have otherwise had to give up on and this is a great way to stay positive.
2. Stay active.
While family may be worried about safety and discourage their loved ones from any number of activities, experienced home care aides realize the value in staying active. A person who is active is one who will likely be more positive in the long run.
3. Make modifications at home.
Installing grab bars, a stair lift, and improving lighting are all simple ways that seniors can stay safer and that will help them be more positive because they will feel more comfortable in their own home environment.
4. Accept their limitations.
If somebody can’t accept the new limitations they have in life, they will keep pushing themselves beyond what is safe. When safety becomes compromised because an elderly person is trying to do too much, they will likely be more anxious and, if there are injuries due to a fall or some other mishap, it will be much harder to stay positive.
5. Talk to loved ones.
A great way for people to stay positive is to communicate. Humans are social creatures and when we are surrounded by others, when we share conversations, ask questions, and stay connected, it is one of the most efficient and effective ways to maintain a positive attitude.
For those who may not have family or friends in the area, a home care aide can offer companionship while also providing the physical support needed to stay safe.
If you or a family member are in need of home care to improve senior home safety in Pembroke Pines, FL, call the caring professionals at Star Multi Care today at (954) 870-4770. Providing service in Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Weston, Southwest Ranches, Pembroke Pines, Cooper City, Lighthouse Point, and Wilton Manors.
She gained another 20 year of administrative and marketing experience within the Florida healthcare market before accepting the position with Star Multi Care. Focusing on advocating for seniors has always been her passion and she plans on continuing this quest while working with Star.
Liza spends much of her free time volunteering with advocacy groups.She currently is a Florida Elder Mediator, the Chairman for the Puerto Rican Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Secretary of the Alzheimers’ Family Center, and sits on the Advisory Council for the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Broward County.
Her family also remains a priority in her life.Ms. Erazo raised her two children while working and pursuing her Bachelors of Science degree in Criminal Justice.She prides herself in the joys her three grandchildren bestow upon her and values the time she spends with them.
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow.Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi
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