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Shake Up Your Family Caregiving Routines with These Creative Suggestions

Use creativity to break out of familiar family caregiving routines.

A significant number of people in America find themselves in a position of providing senior care for an older family member, and while serving as a family caregiver is incredibly rewarding in many ways, the day-to-day tasks involved with senior care can become tedious for both the caregiver and the senior. New Horizons In-Home Care, providers of the highly skilled senior care Salem and surrounding area residents need, wants to help you put the fun back in your loved one’s daily schedule. All it requires is a bit of ingenuity! Try some of these suggestions to break out of your caregiving routines and help make daily senior care more enjoyable:

Add Style

These recommendations can add some style and fun to dressing, taking care of laundry, and other tasks:

  • Ask the senior to assist with laundry (sorting/folding/putting away). Make the most of this time to talk about your day, a television show you both like, etc.
  • Look at magazines and catalogs and identify fashions you think the other person would look good in.
  • Make picking out clothes and accessories to wear every day an enjoyable event!

Spice Up Meals

Food is part of our culture, family history and traditions, and is associated with a number of emotions. Make mealtime more fun by:

  • Involving the older adult in washing/drying dishes.
  • Inviting the senior to provide assistance in preparing a traditional family dish.
  • Enjoying meals outdoors when weather allows.

Try Something New

There is always something new to be learned, and there is no better time than today to explore a new hobby or pursue a goal. There are a variety of virtual classes available, with some targeted specifically to older adults and offering reduced (or no-cost) rates. Look for opportunities to learn:

  • A new language.
  • How to play a musical instrument.
  • Skills such as sewing, cooking, gardening, painting – the choices are unlimited!

New Horizons In-Home Care’s senior care experts realize that providing care for an older loved one can be both gratifying and daunting, and we want you to know that you are not alone. As top providers of the trusted aging care Salem seniors deserve, we offer friendly companionship, personal care services such as showering, dressing, and grooming assistance, and motivation to participate in a variety of fun activities for seniors.

Contact us at 503-400-3000 to see how our senior care services in Salem or the surrounding communities can brighten up everyday life for your senior loved one.

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Customer Testimonials

J. M. May 4, 2020

Eugene, Or Client
The people I've worked with have been so straightforward and honest. They really care about how it's going. The caregiver is very understanding, knowledgeable. He can see ahead and makes some suggestions. I can leave if I need without the least bit of worry. He is really proactive, I know he cares and trust him impeccably.

Pamela V. April 9, 2020

Eugene, Or Client
I like how nice the caregivers are. The office staff is prompt on getting somebody out here when it is needed and the caregivers make me feel better than what I am. They are willing to do anything I ask of them.

Barbara W. February 2, 2020

Corvallis, Or Client
We are happy to have them because they do well. They come when they are supposed to and do what they are supposed to. They do things that we didn't know we needed. They assess the situation well and plan for the right care. They are very dependable and thorough and are very friendly and helpful. We're very satisfied.

Candice S. April 1, 2020

Salem, Or Client
They are very helpful and on time with things. They do what they say they are going to do. They will talk to me and help me when needed. I don't have to wait forever to pick up my calls and they are quick to get back to me. It has been positive.

Sharon R. April 01, 2020

Salem, Or Client
The caregivers will do anything that we ask of them. They have been very convenient. and are able to be here and do things for us that we cannot do.

O.H. February 14, 2020

Eugene, Or Client
The caregiver they sent me is awesome. People in the office staff are friendly and they know what they are talking about. The case manager, is a wonderful person and she knows her job. If I need something, all I have to do is call them.

Mary B. April 01, 2020

Eugene, Or Client
It has taken a great load off of our shoulders, especially mine. It has helped my health as well and gives my husband some social time. They are really good at scheduling around our schedule and are matched very well to his needs. We always recommend them to others who need care.

Denise B. March 02, 2020

Salem, Or Client
My caregiver is wonderful. I wish I could have more time. They do so much for me that I can't do for myself. They spend a few minutes to talk with me and be social. They are very open, caring, patient, outgoing, understanding, and kind people. If I need help with anything they will always help me. They are so helpful. I don't know what I'd do without their services.

Gail P. February 13, 2020

Florence Or,
The office staff found the right person for us. They check in regularly. What we need is someone who could do the cleaning and we have that. I like the fact that they have provided the kind of assistance that we needed. The caregiver we have is excellent.

Barbara N. February 12, 2020

Eugene, Or Client
They are courteous, respectful, and serve good food, and do everything we ask. They did all of their duties and everything was done in a timely manner. They were very helpful.
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