Not much attention is paid to the elderly. They are not understood until that age, without seeing what they really need. 4 Points for your elderly parents to live better at home.
Imagine for a few minutes that many years have passed and you are there, at a family gathering. In your mind, you observe your children with their spouses and yes: even there are your grandchildren visiting your house. You, extremely happy to have the opportunity to see your family grow in number, to be able to witness their growth, to verify both physical and character similarities in your descendants; full of life, strong, healthy and with the values that you and your husband knew how to instill in them; In those moments you think that your sacrifices were worth it, because you see their fruits.
In the scene everyone appears very happy: they enjoy the meeting and everyone greets each other, hugs. The hubbub is general, food is served, everyone enjoys and talks, and the evening continues in that environment for hours, until the moment of farewell arrives. Little by little, one by one they give a kiss, a hug, until finally it is your turn to listen to the phrases that your grandchildren always say to you (can you imagine it?): «Take care of yourself, grandma», «Don’t forget to drink your medicines ». Until suddenly one of your children asks, and an uncomfortable grin appears on the faces of your children, sons-in-law and daughters-in-law: “Whose turn is it to take my mother?”
This attitude is more prevalent than you may believe. Unfortunately, there are a large number of elderly people who, since they cannot live alone in their homes, find themselves in the need to move with one of their children, who do not have the patience and time to pay attention to them, or simply do not know how. treat your own parents at that age.
What to do so that older people live better in your house?
First of all, you must consider that it is not easy to have a coexistence with people of this age, and not because they are impossible people in dealing with, but because they live a complicated situation without their parents, brothers, uncles and friends; without energy, without daily occupations, without the skills they had when they were young, and with the constant uncertainty of “when will it be time to leave.” Therefore, I recommend the following:
1. Be attentive
Try to be aware of your family member, ask him if he needs something, if he is comfortable, bring him something that you know he likes (a dessert, a book, a pet, etc.); the goal is to make him feel appreciated in your home.
2. Distract her
Make a talk to him, watch a series or television program together and comment on it; buy board games that you may like and are not too complicated; Rent or buy movies that you know he likes or read a book for him, whatever they can do and make him have a good time.
3. Make her feel useful
Find activities that he can do without risk such as painting, sweeping, watering plants, shaking, arranging dishes, various chores in the kitchen, repairs … things that can make him feel good about himself.
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4. Respect him
Sometimes they are usually a bit foolish in what they are told, but you must remain calm. Do not allow them to despair, because it is not their intention, rather that attitude is a measure of defense or rejection of what they are living.
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You are not going to understand one hundred percent of the so-called older adults until you are in their position, it is true; but so is the fact that many times the way you treat others, they treat you; so be careful what you teach and enjoy your family.