If you have a senior parent that lives far away from you it can feel sometimes like there’s nothing you can do to help them as they get older. It’s frustrating to be so far away from an aging parent, especially when it’s just not possible for many reasons to pick up and move closer to your senior parent. But there are some things that you can do to help make sure that your senior loved one is happy and healthy as they age even if you can’t be with them every day. Hiring companion care at home providers could help your parent with chores they can not do and provide someone to share activities with.
Some great ways that you can help a senior parent from a distance are:
You’d be surprised how much a daily check-in phone call or video chat will mean to your senior loved one and to you. Some days you can have a long conversation but even if you only have five minutes for a quick check-in those daily calls and video chats will help you stay connected to your senior loved one. You will be able to hear them and see them, make sure they look healthy and just share a moment together. Daily check-ins are a fantastic way to keep the emotional connection strong with your loved one even if you can’t be there in person.
Send Groceries and Essentials
There are apps and services now that allow people to send groceries, pet supplies, household goods, and more all over the country. You can shop for groceries and have them delivered to your senior loved one within two hours. You can have their monthly pet supplies sent to their home. Or you can even send furniture and household items directly to your senior parent. Making their lives easier by helping with the shopping and errands can help your senior parent quite a bit.
Get To Know The Neighbors
It’s always helpful to be in touch with your senior parent’s neighbors. The neighbors have their eyes on your senior parent all the time and can tell you if there is a problem that needs to be addressed, or if something is wrong with the house that your senior parent lives in. They can also run over and check on your senior parent if you suspect something might be wrong. By maintaining a friendship with your senior parent’s neighbors you are building a network of people who are willing to jump in and help if your senior parent needs help at some point.
Companion Care At Home
Companion care at home will help your senior parent stay socially connected and ensure that they aren’t struggling to deal with depression or anxiety. With companion care at home, your senior loved one will have someone there to talk and laugh with, share meals with, and enjoy activities with. Whether it’s reading a new book, watching some classic movies, or going on a day trip to a local art museum with companion care at home your senior parent will have someone there to enjoy life with even though you can’t be there.