Keep It Simple

Keep It Simple: Use one-step instructions when explaining a task. This will decrease their frustration level and make each activity a success for them. Contact Senior Transitions if you need help caring for your aging parent or grandparent by calling (850) 894-6720.

Safe and Independent Living

Safe and Independent Living: Home safety is an important part of your loved one living as independently as possible. Remove or track down loose throw rugs to keep them from tripping and falling. Keep furniture in the same spot so they can always be found. Increase the amount of light in each room to avoid shadows that look scary and to help them see better. Contact Senior Transitions if you need help caring for your aging parent or grandparent by calling (850) 894-6720.

Listen with Your Heart

Listen with Your Heart: Make sure to pay attention to what your loved one is saying with both their words and their body language. If they appear agitated, it may not be a good idea to engage in difficult conversations that require them to recall information. Contact Senior Transitions if you need help caring for your aging parent or grandparent by calling (850) 894-6720.

Avoid Misplacing Important Items

Avoid Misplacing Important Items: For important items, make sure there is a designated spot for them to be placed or stored. This reduces the chance of those items becoming lost or missing. For example, put a bowl on the table next to their chair and tag it as “the glasses bowl.” Contact Senior Transitions if you need help caring for your aging parent or grandparent by calling (850) 894-6720.

Mealtime Check-Ins

Mealtime Check-Ins: Calling at mealtimes can serve two purposes: it helps you remember to check in on your loved one, and it can give the perfect opportunity for you to remind them to eat if they’ve forgotten. Contact Senior Transitions if you need help caring for your aging parent or grandparent by calling (850) 894-6720.

Avoid “Sundowning”

Avoid “Sundowning”: Fidgeting and acting nervous late in the day, or becoming easily upset and hard to calm down is called “sundowning.” Creating an evening routine and sticking to it can help avoid these episodes. Contact Senior Transitions if you need help caring for your aging parent or grandparent by calling (850) 894-6720.