Monday Mojo for Caregivers – Gaining Self Confidence Through Caregiving
Hello and welcome to Monday Mojo for Caregivers. Helping to build self-esteem and self-confidence in an elderly person can benefit everyone who is involved with the person’s care. This means that family members, skilled medical staff, and caregivers can receive numerous benefits when the older person is happy. The happiness is truly a snowball effect, when one person is happy, everyone is happy.
The elderly can become vulnerable when they get into advanced age and they are no longer able to perform many of the same daily activities they used to. If the elder is used to being at home and being independent, it can be a difficult transition when they must begin considering the choices of going to a nursing home or allowing caregivers into their home to assist them. These changes can affect their self-esteem.
It takes time for seniors to adjust to a new way of living when they believe they are losing their independence, and they realize that someone else will be handling their care. Changes in sight, fragile bones and other health issues can drastically affect the way that seniors are able to move around their home. Their failing health can affect their self-esteem.
It is important that their self-esteem is built up, and there are several things that family members and caregivers can do help the elderly.
- Get the senior’s opinion on their elderly care. Instead of making decisions for them, ask them about the type of assistance they need.
- Give them tasks to complete. The tasks should not be time consuming or complicated. For example, you can ask them to fold laundry.
- Find out the types of hobbies they enjoy and set up activities around these hobbies.
As seniors get older they may need assistance with care. This care is not designed to make them feel as if they no longer have an opinion; it is designed to give them the assistance they need to live a more fulfilling life.
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