Many seniors are already aware of their health conditions. While it’s good to check in on them and ask whether they are experiencing any symptoms, it may not be the best idea to do that all the time.
For instance, if you have already touched on the subject of their health condition this morning, talking about it again later in the afternoon or the following day may be wearisome for them. Sometimes, the last thing your senior loved one wants is to be reminded of the changes that they are experiencing in their life— like being diagnosed with a certain condition.
Just like any other individual, seniors like to have a normal conversation with their family and friends. They want to talk about the things that interest them or activities that they are passionate about. At the same time, they want people to talk to them about interesting topics.
Here are a few examples:
- TV shows and movies
- Childhood memories
- Plants and gardening
As a provider of in-home care in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, we believe it is important that seniors can talk freely about anything other than their health condition. As a loved one, you will want them to feel that there is life after their diagnosis.
At Silverbird Homecare Services LLC, we help senior clients at home through our in-home non-medical care services. We want to make them feel that they can still live independently and healthily as possible despite their health circumstances.