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Everyone has heard about “green living”. This refers to making choices in daily life that are good for the environment to protect it now and for the future generations, and is something that every person should think about. In your role as a family caregiver you can take green living a step beyond just benefitting the environment to supporting your parent’s mental and emotional health, and cognitive functioning as they age in place.
February 13 through 18 is National Green Week. This is the ideal opportunity for you to learn more about the ways that your parent can integrate green living tactics into their regular home care routine, and how this can stimulate their mind and keep them more active and engaged throughout their later years.
Some of the ways that you can stimulate your parent’s mind with eco-friendly living during National Green Week and throughout the rest of their later years include:
• Start composting. Composting is a fantastic way to reduce waste and take care of the earth, but also to keep your parent’s mind active. Making a compost heap or using a composter requires your parent to remember to divide out the proper products to add to the compost, stir or turn the compost, and then use it for soil when it is ready. This utilizes critical thinking skills, memory skills, and cognitive processing skills, and gives them a sense of accomplishment each step of the way.
• Creative upcycling. Recycling is an important part of taking care of the environment, but that does not just have to mean putting items out in the recycling bin by the street each week. You can also upcycle, which means using items for new and improved purposes throughout the home. Get creative with your parent finding ways to upcycle items throughout their home rather than throwing them away. A cleaning bucket with a crack in the bottom, for example, can become a planter, while empty film canisters can become organizers to hold small jewelry or craft supplies.
• Use resources wisely. Turn resource use into a game. Help your parent identify ways that they overuse resources throughout their home and ways that they can reduce this. For example, cut down on energy use of climate control by weatherproofing windows and doors, or catch rainwater to use for plants and outdoor washing rather than using running water for those uses.
If you have been looking for ways to enhance your parent’s quality of life and help them to live a lifestyle that is safe, healthy, comfortable, active, and independent, starting elder home care for them might be the ideal option. An elderly home care services provider can be with your parent on a customized schedule to ensure that they get the care, support, and assistance that they need while also promoting as much autonomy as possible. They can then devise a course of management and care specifically tailored to their needs so that they can have the highest quality of life no matter what the level of care they require.
As their family caregiver knowing that your senior has an elderly home care services provider with them can give you greater confidence that they will have everything that they need both when you are with them and when you are not. This can help to reduce the chances that your parent will suffer issues such as depression, loneliness, isolation, and loss of motivation, and boost their ability to make the most of their later years.
When it comes to helping them live a more mentally active and engaged lifestyle through efforts such as choosing green living tactics, this elder care provider can help your parent research options, prepare these activities and lifestyle choices, and follow through with them as a part of their care routine.
If you or an aging loved one is considering Home Care Services in Queens NY, please contact the caring staff at Kingsbridge Home Healthcare. Call today: (347) 289-7118.
Kingsbridge Home Healthcare Services is proud to be a leading home healthcare provider in our community.
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