Daily routines can be beneficial for people of any age, but they are especially vital for seniors who feel like they lack independence. However, creating and monitoring a daily routine that is customized to a senior’s specific needs is easier said than done. In this month’s blog, we will explore how to create a daily routine for seniors and provide practical tips on how to achieve it.
Why Establish a Daily Routine
Many older adults struggle with feelings of loneliness that stem from being bored as they age. According to NPHA, one in three adults aged 50-80 feel a lack of companionship. Therefore, creating a daily routine is a must. Creating a daily routine involves setting a schedule and incorporating regular activities into a senior’s day, which can help reduce the feeling of isolation and help stabilize the sleep cycle.
Related: Learn more about how to promote good sleep hygiene for older folks here.
How to Create a Daily Routine That Sticks
You want the routine to be reasonable and repeatable enough that it’s sustainable. Here are some practical tips to help you establish and maintain a successful routine:
Involve the senior: Encourage their input and preferences when creating the routine to ensure it aligns with their interests and capabilities.
Make Exercise a Daily Habit: Daily exercise helps to tire out the body, which provides pain relief and inflammation reduction for those with arthritis and other inflammatory-related ailments.
Prioritize socialization: Include time for social interactions, such as visits with family and friends, joining clubs, or participating in community activities. Social connections are crucial for emotional well-being.
How Can In-Home Senior Care Help?
In-home senior care providers work closely with seniors and their families to create personalized care plans that cater to their specific needs and preferences. These plans include morning wake-up help, companionship, light housekeeping and laundry, medication reminders, and more.
Related: Learn more about why you should hire a professional caregiver for the elderly here.
Contact Us to Learn More
At Home Instead Senior Care, we have a team of experienced caregivers who will help make each day the best it can be for your loved ones. By working together, we can create a daily routine that enhances their quality of life and promotes a sense of purpose and fulfillment. To learn more about our services, visit our website or give us a call at (910) 342-0455.