Time and Age
Time moves fast. A child is born and grows. A child is nurtured and cared for to become what they are today. Adults with the capacity to take care of themselves.
Meanwhile, the people who nurtured the child has grown old and may need care and attention as well.
Change & Role Reversal
Now roles has reversed, and it is now the responsibility of the cared for to take care of the elderly who before took care of them.
Changes happens when one grows old. It is inevitable. Everybody grows old. With the change is the physical, emotional, limitations that comes with aging.
The once independent person may now need the help of those close to them to take care of them in different capacities.
An elderly usually would not like the help of others. They would like to maintain their independence. Independence means the freedom to decide on what to do, what to eat, where to go, and perform other activities without relying on others or depending on others. They decide for themselves.
However, as time moves on, one will notice the changes, maybe in the physical, mental, and emotional aspect which growing old brings.
All these changes will be noticed by their adult children, close family members, and friends.
The adult children or family members or the person responsibility for the elderly are always concerned of their safety and well-being.
What To Do
It is best to be aware of the elderly situation as far as physical, mental, and emotional aspect of well-being is concern. It is also important to have a careful look at their environment, or home. The safety issues should be evaluated and security and safety aspect checked. When these issues are taken cared of, the adult caregiver will be more confident that the parent or loved one is doing fine in their home.
Shop Walkers For Seniors
The children or family member concerned can visit the home of the aging parent. In order to see what is needed and to provide help if any.
It is important to evaluate the situation in order to access and determining what to do in order that the aging parent will be able to continue do their daily tasks.
The basic tasks that the aging parent or family member does is evaluated to see if they are able to perform it without the need for help. The basic tasks include personal hygiene tasks, such as brushing teeth, applying lotion, combing hair, showering and bathing, etc. Also to look into is the preparing of food and feeding.