Happiness is defined differently for different people. For some, happiness is a nice, tall tub of ice cream. For others, it’s competitive sports. For the senior who relies on home care services, happiness can seem like a much more difficult accomplishment to achieve.
There are so many things that almost every senior can still do and that could bring them happiness and as we enter the month of August, where it is Happiness Happens Month, there are plenty of opportunities just waiting to be explored through home health care services.
The dilemma of depression
The one major stumbling block to being happy for the vast majority of seniors is that they tend to be more susceptible to depression. This does not, in any way, mean that every senior is going to be depressed, but due to diminished physical abilities, the impending mortality that they feel more now than ever, and a number of health issues or even medications that they may be taking, depression is all too common.
Yet there are plenty of reasons for the elderly to be happy and the key is to find them, regardless of whether the individual relies on an in home care provider or not.
Key 1: Find Your Passion
The first step is to find something that you love to do. It doesn’t matter if you’re 18 and just out of high school or 90 and struggling to walk down the hall. There are still things that interest you, whether you want to admit it or not.
The more you wallow in the things that you can’t do, the harder it’s going to be to find happiness.
Key 2: Share Your Passion
If you have certain things that you would love to do but you don’t want to share that with anyone else, then how are they to know? You’re new or existing passions will go unfulfilled if you need someone else’s help to achieve them and that’s going to be a tragedy, considering that you might have been able to enjoy them.
Key 3: Accept Your Limitations
One of the major problems that people face when they get older is that they don’t know how to accept their limitations. In truth, if you don’t accept your limitations, it’s going to be tougher for you to adjust to a new reality.
Don’t let happiness pass you by, regardless of your age or physical abilities. Rely on the home care services coming to your home and share with them some things that you still want to do. They may just surprise you by helping you with them.
For all of your home care services needs in Woolwich Township, NJ and the surrounding areas call and talk to us at Home to Stay Healthcare Solutions (856) 321-1500.
Home to Stay Senior Care Solutions is owned and operated by the Dubler and Skole Families and was started because of experiences they had with their own Families. In one situation Mom was living alone and had a fall. It was not until this fall that the family realized they were unprepared.
When it was time for their Mom to come home, she needed companion and personal care to assist her and prevent another accident. Like most people in this situation, they were confused and did not know where to go for help. It was this life-changing experience that lead to starting a home care company that is focused on enabling those who wish to stay at home and age in place.