Tips for Reducing Stress for Seniors
Let’s face it, stress and anxiety impact everybody in some form or fashion. Some events over the last three years have only exacerbated those stresses and made them more common, especially for seniors. Affordable Home Care offers senior care services that can help ensure the safety and well-being of seniors but can also be great for reducing stress. Our caregivers offer companionship to play games and engage in crafts or activities to diminish feelings of loneliness and improve feelings of social importance. By assisting with mobility, personal hygiene, grocery shopping, and other errands, our caregivers can relieve the stress of figuring out how to do things on their own. Helping with important reminders can also eliminate the stress of forgetting important things. Our caregivers will also ease stress by helping to keep their living space organized and clean, providing light housekeeping assistance.
Whether you are a senior yourself or are looking for tips to assist your loved one, following these simple tips can also help you reduce stress on your own.
Go for a Walk
Research has proven that exercise can greatly reduce stress. Walking, at any pace, helps the body release endorphins that make you feel better. Even a stroll will balance your cortisol levels and help you feel more relaxed.
Reduce Screen Time
Everybody these days is addicted to their phones and TV and can’t stop checking social media or the news. Excess screen time is a big source of stress as you become too focused on the outside world, which is usually negative, and less focused on your well-being. By reducing screen time, you can spend more time on activities that are positive and uplifting.
Socialize With People
Seniors who are retired tend to be more isolated and get lonely, which is a source of anxiety and depression. Making an effort to socialize with people, whether family, friends, or a caregiver, can greatly improve well-being and reduce stress.
Eating healthier applies to people of all ages, but seniors tend to rely on pre-packed foods as cooking becomes more difficult and they only need to feed themselves. Incorporate more fruits, vegetables, and omega-3s, and cut down on saturated fats and fried foods. This will reduce stress and increase energy levels.
Find a New Hobby
It is easy to go stir-crazy, especially as people spend more time inside. Finding a new hobby is a great way to stay busy and continue to engage the mind as people get older.
Partner With Affordable Home Care Services
Our senior care services strive to obtain one goal, “to promote the highest level of comfort, independence, and recovery.” Our caregivers aim to build relationships based on trust and respect to provide the highest quality home care for seniors. We create a personalized care plan for each individual to meet their specific needs and give the patient and their family peace of mind. With dependable care, we can reduce the stress level for seniors, while improving overall health and happiness. Contact us today at 215-372-0100 to see how we can help you or your family members.