Fighting boredom is important for seniors. Interest, joy, engagement and enthusiasm- enhance everyone’s quality of life. But many older people are bored, joyless, and disconnected. Often seniors spend hours and hours alone, are not surrounded by family plus their chronic care needs prevent them from getting out easily. How does a geriatric care manager or aging professional enhance an older person’s joy and connection?
What can help you return that joy and wipe out boredom?
It’s discovering what an elder loved to do in the past and now -can do again – with your help. Examples are bringing nature back into their life, even with chronic illness, arranging ways that they might access spiritual comfort, playing bridge even when they have a hard time ambulating, telling their stories- life history- or- just imagine- (if that gives them joy) going out and eating a Big Mac once a week.
Help fill an older person’s life with greater joy and engagement by getting them active and banishing boredom through – a quality of life assessment. It will allow you to find the joy and create a care plan to infuse it back in an older person’s life.