February is Library Lovers Month and it’s a good time to be reminded that libraries are still popular destinations for people of all ages, including seniors. When an aging senior has difficulty with mobility, no longer drives, or has increased challenges in getting around, they may not be able to partake in certain activities they used to enjoy with ease.
One of these activities could be a simple trip to the library. A family member who is looking after this individual may have other responsibilities, like a full-time job or raising children of their own. Their time may be extremely limited to perhaps the early morning and late evening, after work.
While libraries may be open until 8 or 9 o’clock at night, that may not be practical for the busy, overwhelmed, full-time working family caregiver. That means this aging senior might spend more time at home watching TV, perhaps talking to some friends on the phone, and wishing for something more.
Why would home care be a better option for this?
An experienced home care aide working for an agency may be able to provide companionship as well as physical support for a senior who needs it. If they offer transportation, they may also be up to take this elderly person to the mall, to the grocery store, or to the library.
By taking a trip to library, an aging senior can still be actively engaged in life. They can sit down and read a book, browse their selection, go online on one of the computers, connect via email if they don’t have a computer at home, or take part in any number of activities taking place at the library throughout the week.
They would certainly have something to look forward to.
Even if a trip to the library was only going to take place once a week, that is an activity a person who enjoys it will look forward to. When aging seniors have something to look forward to, when they are excited about life again, it directly impacts quality of life. That can be a tremendous asset in helping them stay focused on exercise, doing the right thing for their health, and staying in shape as much as they can.
The library may not seem like a major destination for a lot of people, but for those who grew up heading to libraries to get good books, to do research, and to be engaged with other people, it can offer wonderful memories and something to look forward to.
If you or an aging loved one are considering home care for seniors in Boynton Beach, FL, please call the caring staff at Activa Home Health Care at (561) 819-4112. Serving Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Wellington, Jupiter, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Lauderhill, Coral Springs, Pompano Beach and surrounding communities.
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