As your loved one ages, they may become at risk of physical and mental health issues that affect their quality of life. Improving their quality of life may help them live longer and avoid problems like depression, anxiety, and isolation. You can help your loved one live a happy, healthy life by using these tips.
Be Aware of Signs of Depression
Being aware of the warning signs of depression will give you the chance to step in and get your loved one treatment as early as possible. Ask a professional for assistance if you see your loved on exhibiting:
- Excessive sadness
- Loss of interest in activities
- Fatigue or lethargy
- Trouble sleeping
- Problems with concentration
- Complaints of physical or health issues with no cause
Give Them a Sense of Purpose
Your loved one needs a sense of purpose to feel fulfilled in life. You can improve your loved one’s quality of life by helping them find a sense of purpose as they age. Give them manageable, rewarding tasks to perform that play into their strengths, interests, and skills. This could include knitting blankets for the homeless, putting together a recipe book, gardening, or babysitting.
Improve Physical & Mental Activity
You can also help your loved one by encouraging them to take part in physical and mental activities that improve their quality of life. This could include connecting with family and friends, even if it’s over the phone or video chat. You can also sign them up for activities like senior education classes, low-impact exercise, book clubs, or crafting groups.
Improve Your Quality of Life at Twin Town Villa
At Twin Town Villa, our compassionate, friendly staff is dedicated to improving our residents’ quality of life through socialization, engaging activities, and a robust community life program. Our residents’ experiences, hobbies, and preferences are the focus of our programming. To learn more, contact us to schedule a tour of the community or call us at (218) 643-9542 with questions.