With spring fast approaching, it’s time to take stock and prepare for the season ahead. Below, we’ve put together some elder care tips for this spring to ensure you’re delivering the best possible care, whether that’s to your relative or one of your patients.
Spend time outdoors
With spring comes warmer weather and the possibility of spotting some lambs and chicks. Whether you head to a nature reserve or just spend time in your local park, spring is the best time of the year to spend time outdoors and take in some fresh air. Remember to dress sensibly and be prepared for all weather conditions – we recommend dressing in layers, so that, if the weather does suddenly change, you’ll be able to keep cool.
Make new foods
Winter time usually means eating warm food and sitting by the fire, but as spring arrives, there’s a new opportunity to try out new foods. That’s why, at Kentish Homecare, we offer a meal preparation service so that our patients always have delicious, freshly prepared food that can help them through the day. If you’re taking care of a senior patient, then mix up the food you usually prepare – consider adding spices or extra fruits and vegetables.
Let them connect with their pets
If your patient has a pet, like a cat or a dog, then they’re bound to be ready for the spring – it means that they can spend more time playing with them in their garden without the fret of getting a chill. Whether you take their pets for a walk or just spend time with them in the comfort of their home, spring is a great time to take a step back and let your patients give their furry friend some extra care. After all, they’re always there when we need them!
There you have it – just some of the ways in which you can improve the care of the elderly as we head into the spring. Whether it’s spending time connecting with nature, eating new foods or chilling out with pets, spring always brings with it the chance of a fresh start. Enjoy!