Elderly Care Tips
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Taking Seniors In Your Care On Outings
Preparation is the key to any trip out. Unfortunately, a day out with an elderly person can never be spontaneous. Your first tasks must be to vet the activity to sure that it is suitable for the elderly person in you care. For example, you may need to consider the amount of walking involved, if the place you are going is flat or has hills to walk up, if there is wheelchair access, whether there is parking nearby, whether there are toilet facilities and whether there are chairs or benches available in case the elderly person needs a rest.
Suitable activities for elderly people include, taking walks in the local park or local area, shopping trips to indoor shopping centres, trips to seaside resorts where there are long, flat promenades, trips to the local pub or restaurant and so on. All of these activities give the elderly person a sense of independence and freedom, something that sadly old age often deprives people of.
If outings are not possible, you must make an extra effort to provide other stimulating activities for the elderly person in your care.