Living a Healthier Life With Mindfulness

As your senior loved one ages in place, they may want to start living healthier but have no idea where to start. If your loved one has no idea what to do, what habits to try, or needs more help around the house, this is when companion care at home providers can be a huge help. These are caregivers who will not only provide companionship but also help your loved one stick with healthy routines that will allow them to flourish in life. Most seniors don’t need a nursing home anymore; they can thrive while they age in place.

Here is how mindfulness can help a senior live healthier than ever before.

Try Journaling Before Bed

Companion Care at Home Sanger CA - Living a Healthier Life With Mindfulness

Companion Care at Home Sanger CA – Living a Healthier Life With Mindfulness

Most seniors are in the bad habit of watching TV before bed, but this can be very harmful and prevent them from falling asleep. One of the best things they can do instead of turning on the TV is sit down to journal instead. This is a good way for them to reflect on their day and help lift their mood. It is a way to express and get rid of negative energy but also a way to write about what they are grateful for. Your senior loved one may want to write about whatever they please, while others enjoy prompted journals. This can be as long or as short as they want it and companion care at home can help them remind them of this habit they have started.

Prepare Meals In Advance

Your loved one may need help with this task, but it is one of the best ways to feel control over their lives and bodies. Preparing meals in advance allows a senior to focus and find healthy meals they enjoy, it takes the stress away from wondering what they should be eating, and it can make the week go a lot smoother. Companion care at home can help cook meals once or twice a week so they always have something fresh to fuel their bodies. Even when they are on the go a senior will always have something to eat at home. This will reduce stress and help keep your loved one’s body healthy.

Take Breaks

No matter what activity your loved one is doing, it is important to take breaks and check in with how they are feeling. If they have had a long day of reading they may need to get up and move around, if they have had a long day gardening, they may need to check in with their physical body. Taking breaks to check in and self-reflect is one of the best ways to stay mentally, emotionally, and physically healthy while a person ages in place.

Focus on Bedtime

A senior should get 7-8 hours of sleep each night. They need a healthy bedtime routine that allows them to relax before falling asleep and keeps them asleep at night. If they need help focusing on this it may be something that companion care at home can help them with. Your loved one will need the right amount of sleep to thrive in life.

If you or an aging loved one are considering Companion Care at Home Services in Sanger CA, please get in touch with the caring staff at Everlight Home Care today. Call us at 559-353-2847.

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