In our previous blog we went over the first few tips on keeping your independence as you age. No one wants to have to depend others for things that they used to be able to do for themselves. Imagine that you suddenly need someone else to pull up your pants for your or help you use the restroom. This can be embarrassing, and it has a way of making people feel depressed and alone, which is why maintaining independence is such an important thing for so many people. For that reason the San Diego home care professionals over at Casa Companion Homecare Solutions have come up with this list of a couple more tips on how to stay independent:
- Find a Hobby- There are a lot of benefits to participating in a variety of hobbies. For instance, games like Sudoku or crossword puzzles can help your mind stay sharp, whereas a hobby like knitting can help your dexterity.
- Prevent Falls- One of the fastest ways to lose your independence is with a bad fall, and where do you think the most common place to fall is? Your bathroom of course! Install railing in your shower and put a non-slip mat down in your tub, both of these things will help you to maneuver safely.
Keeping independence is incredibly important for all of us. If you are looking to maintain yours, a great place to start is by getting the little bit of extra help that you need from our home care aids. We can give you the care that you have been looking for, so that you can stay in your home and remain independent for as long as possible. Contact us today to learn more.