Senior Care in St. Petersburg FL
February is International Boost Self-Esteem Month. This is the ideal opportunity for you to find ways that you can boost your parent’s self-esteem as part of your regular care routine for them, while also working toward maintaining better mental health and well-being for yourself.
High self-esteem is absolutely vital to good quality of life and a beneficial, meaningful lifestyle. Self-esteem is the way that you view yourself and your value to the world. It is how important you think you are, and how deserving of respect, love, care, and happiness you see yourself. Maintaining good self-esteem for your elderly parent can give them greater motivation to follow through with caring for themselves, keep them active and engaged, and encourage them to find meaning, value, and importance in this later chapter in their lives.
Use these tips to help your senior maintain higher self-esteem throughout their later years, and to support your own pursuit of higher self-esteem:
• Have intention. Many elderly adults feel like they have no direction, intention, or purpose in life as they get older. They do not work or have children to raise, they might have lost their partner and not feel like they have any of the former roles that they had when they were younger. Encourage your parent to have intention in their daily life. Before they get out of bed in the morning, they should set what they want for the day and then remind themselves of it throughout the day, allowing themselves to enjoy the sense of accomplishment and achievement when they fulfill this intention.
• Be authentic. Simply because your loved one has gotten older does not mean that they are not still an individual. Disrespecting who they are as an individual leads to low self-esteem and quality of life. Encourage your parent to continue to be true to themselves and to stay authentic. This is different for every person, but is obvious once found.
• Take care of their body. It is hard to have a good perspective of yourself when you do not take good care of your body. Encourage your parent to eat a full, varied, and healthy diet that protects their body, makes them feel their best, and shows respect to them.
• Create a journal of value. Help your parent to recognize the amazing things that they have done and the wonderful contribution that they have made to the world around them with a journal. Write down things that they have accomplished, such as their education, their career, their children, adventures they have taken, and hobbies they are particularly skilled at, and then encourage them to look through this regularly.
Starting senior care for your elderly loved one can be one of the best decisions that you can make for your aging parent throughout the course of your caregiver journey with them. A senior home care services provider can understand the particular risks, challenges, and limitations that your aging parent is facing, as well as the personal lifestyle goals, preferences, and desires of your individual parent. They can then use this information to create a course of care and management that gives them the lifestyle that they desire while also helping them to stay safe, healthy, comfortable, and fulfilled throughout their later years. When it comes to supporting your parent’s mental and emotional health, including boosting their self-esteem and encouraging them to live a more engaged
and fulfilling lifestyle, this care provider can prove invaluable. Support, companionship, and encouragement can help your loved one to overcome mental and emotional strains and help your parent to gain a better perspective on their life, themselves, and the world around them.
If You Or An Aging Loved One Are Considering Hiring In-Home Senior Care in St. Petersburg, FL, Please Contact The Caring Staff At Assisting Hands Home Care Today! 727-748-4211.
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