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Make The Time To Visit Your Senior Loved Ones: A Fun And Fulfilling Experience

It is important to make the time to visit the elderly members of our family, especially if they are living in a nursing home or assisted living facility. Your visit is the highlight of their day and it is important to remember them and spend time with them whenever possible. Visits to their assisted living facility are a crucial element to the healing and progress of their health. Many family members make the mistake of avoiding elderly family members who are suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Below are some tips and suggestions to have a fulfilling experience when visiting your senior loved ones at an assisted living facility or nursing home.

Re-Introduce Simple Games And Activities

Simple crossword puzzles, checkers or word games are all great ways to pass the time. Senior citizens can be somewhat frail but are still intellectually coherent. Word games are useful to help jog their memory and keep their brain active. Find out what kind of games your senior loved ones enjoy so you both can have a fun time during your visit.

Look At Family Photo Albums

Seniors enjoy thinking of the past and recalling moments from their life. It is a bonding moment for family members to hear their experiences of days gone by. Carry a photo album that your senior family member can relate to. It will be a wonderful experience for you to look over a photo album together. Listening to the stories seniors have to share can be very rewarding.

Bring Along Your Laptop

Laptops are a great portable tool for sharing slide shows, discovering new things online, writing and exchanging e-mails, finding out information, looking up family history, playing games, and more.

 

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Senior Citizens Can Use A Good Laugh

Old-time comedies are quite funny. For example, Laurel and Hardy, Charlie Chaplin, Red Skelton, Abbott and Costello, and Marx Brothers are great pieces of film history. They may not realize how much is available on DVD these days. Audio CD versions of old radio shows can also be purchased at book stores and online.

Have a Yummy Treat

If your senior can handle special treats like an ice cream sundae, a chocolate bar or homemade cookies, they can be quite enjoyable and a luxury. If it is a nice day for a drive, maybe a trip to a special restaurant is in order, even if it’s just for dessert.

Bring Some Sunshine Into Their Lives

Holidays such as Mother’s Day end up being special and much anticipated days that elderly citizens get family visits. Be sure to enjoy your next visit on a special holiday with the elderly person you love. And remember, pictures of yourself with your loved one are priceless. Make sure to take along your camera. You could also ask a nurse in the assisted living facility or nursing home to take a picture of you with your senior loved one. These are special times to be treasured. Also, many assisted living facilities offer great programs for you and your loved one to take part in. More details on these programs can be found on assisted living info sites all across the web.

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About The Author: Gloria Ha’o Schneider is an expert in senior citizen and baby boomer issues. Her topics revolve around Senior Living and Healthcare to provide the latest information to this demographic as well as their families and loved ones.

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