A daily routine is important for all people, but it is particularly important for seniors who receive home care services. A daily routine means performing daily activities such as eating and sleeping at the same time every day. Here are a few of the reasons why a daily routine is so important for seniors receiving home care — especially for those with Alzheimer’s or dementia.
It Makes The Home Care Transition EasierWhen a senior accepts outside help, it can be difficult in the beginning to get used to having a new person in their life, especially now that the person providing care is taking on responsibilities that the senior used to do in the past. Having a routine set in place with the professional caregiver can help with the transition, allowing the senior to know what to expect and how to feel more comfortable while entering a new stage in their life. Moreover, if their routine is as similar as possible as it was when they were not receiving homecare services, this will make the transition much more normal and less like their life is being uprooted.
It Reduces Stress And/Or AnxietyIt is common for those who receive home care to be experiencing cognitive decline, such as Alzheimer’s or dementia. These people typically feel out of control of their lives or disoriented, causing them to feel stress or anxious. A routine, however, can provide structure in their lives, allowing them to know what will be happening and when. Over time, these actions become routine and the body begins to sense what is coming next.
Improves Sleep QualitySeniors, especially those with dementia and other cognitive impairments, have lower quality sleep. However, scientific studies now show that a daily routine results in better quality sleep, both by promoting a deeper sleep as well as a lengthier one. Quality sleep can improve mood and allow people to deal with events in their day in a much more positive manner than if they were sleep deprived.
Comfort In Knowing Their Needs Will Be MetStress and anxiety can also occur as seniors wonder if their needs will be met. This is true during the initial transition of receiving home care services, before they realize that they will be well taken care of. Once a routine is established, they begin to feel much more comfortable.
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My father suffered from Parkinson's and dementia for several years and C-Care provided 24 hour in home care for the last two years of his life. Raymond, who is in charge of operations, is committed to ensuring every caregiver is a good fit for the families they support. We had a combination of full and part time PSWs taking care of my dad. They deserve more than 5 stars. They were all reliable, warm, professional and honest. I was so happy with the company, I employed their services again for an elderly gentleman under my guardianship who was still living alone in his home. They are extremely responsive and answer emails and phone calls 7 days a week late into the night.
We were extremely happy with the quality of the caregivers. Our father was hospitalized for a week and needed support around the clock at the hospital and for the first 2 weeks at home. Raymond and Lina provided excellent people who looked after our father competently but also with compassion and sensitivity. They were an important factor in his recovery.