August 26, 2016

Visits are important to residents of senior homes. It feels good to know that family’s care and entertaining company helps make a new living arrangement feel like home. Spending time with loved ones can be a positive routine. As exciting as it is to receive visitors, sometimes it can be hard to come up with ideas to pass the time.Here are some ideas to help you make the most of your time visiting your loved one in senior living in Calgary:

Look through old photos. Break out the albums and encourage your relatives to tell you stories about the good old days. You might learn things you wouldn’t expect.

Play cards. Familiar games can help keep the mind active, forming pathways to problem solve and strategize. It can also be a lot of fun to have some healthy competition.

Get outside. Depending on your loved one’s level of mobility, a gentle walk or time sitting in an outdoor space can be a great way to enjoy the fresh air. Spend time appreciating the great outdoors and each other.

Celebrate milestones. Celebrate big things, little things and everything in between. Let your loved one continue to feel connected to family and like that part of their social life has not ended.

Be present. Let your presence be the present. Give the gift of yourself by actively engaging and sharing of your experiences. Let your loved one live vicariously through the stories you tell of what your daily life is like and by listening to their current experiences.

Your loved one who is enjoying senior living in Calgary will love you taking the time to visit. The experience will be enjoyable for everyone with forethought and planning. Senior homes in Calgary can be enjoyable places to live, and they are even better with the presence of adoring family and friends.

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