For Reginald, getting older was not something he wanted to think about in his younger years. He had helped his elderly father take care of the house, run errands, and do so many other things, he simply didn’t want to reach that point for himself. As time marched on, Reginald began to see things from a different perspective. He saw how important it was to help his father remain safe at home, which meant more physical support, exercise, and activity.
He also realized just how important it was to focus on safety.
There were many potential hazards surrounding his father that he never realized before he began to think of things from his father’s perspective. Now that Reginald was in his late 70s, he began to face many of the same physical challenges and limitations his father did when he was younger.
What surprised many people in his family was Reginald’s attitude. He maintained a positive perspective on life, even as he faced an uphill climb to continue playing golf, spending time with friends, and garden.
March is Optimism Month and Reginald could offer a great perspective to other seniors who may be overwhelmed with health issues or physical challenges.
He always had something to look forward to.
No matter what day of the week it was Reginald made sure he had some activity to focus on. This gave him something important to look forward to. One day it might’ve been gardening. If it was nice weather and not too cool outside, he could consider going to the golf course and play a round with some friends. Of course, he needed help to get around at times, but he always had that support because he realized the value in home care services.
He paid attention to his challenges.
He didn’t ignore them. He didn’t try to overemphasize his physical capabilities. He knew his limitations, acknowledged them, and paid attention to how much more difficult it was to perform certain tasks. Instead of trying to do something on his own because of ego, he asked for help when needed.
He looked for solutions to certain problems.
Reginald did not feel sorry for himself. He knew this was the natural process of aging. He could certainly choose to feel bad about the situation, be depressed, and avoid activity, but wherever he saw a problem he looked for a solution.
More often than not the solution was right there in front of him: in the form of an experienced home care aide who worked with him daily. This was how he was able to maintain a positive attitude.
If you or an aging loved one are considering home care to improve senior home safety in Katy, TX, please call the caring staff at At Your Side Home Care. We will answer all of your senior care questions. Call today: (832) 271-1600.
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