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How Senior Caregivers Help Older Adults in the Denver Area Enjoy Spring Activities Risk-Free

At Visiting Angels, our senior caregivers help older adults in Wheat Ridge, CO stay safe while they enjoy springtime activities

Although spring is truly a herald of summer – the temperatures slowly get higher and melt the slippery ice and snow – it does come with certain challenges and health concerns for aging adults. By hiring professional caregivers from Visiting Angels Denver, you can have peace of mind knowing your loved one is participating in the springtime activities they enjoy while getting the support they need to stay safe.

How Visiting Angels Senior Caregivers Help Seniors Have Fun and Stay Safe  

If you are a family caregiver providing care for a loved one, our senior caregivers can help you enable Mom or Dad to safely enjoy the warmer weather:

  • Many seniors are reluctant to leave their house even after winter is over. This deliberate isolation may happen because of a number of reasons that are usually connected with mobility issues, deterioration of vision or hearing, fear of falling and other challenges of aging that make it hard for older adults to get out and about as they used to. Encourage your loved one to overcome this problem and speak to them openly about their concerns. If you don’t have much time on your hands, consider hiring senior caregivers from Visiting Angels Denver to provide accompaniment and help Mom or Dad with transportation.
  • If your mom has a green thumb or Dad likes to work in their garage, encourage them to do so and stay physically active by all means. Just make sure to point out certain safety precautions to avoid falls or injuries and help them with their outdoor activities whenever you can.
  • Additionally, as spring is often the time for general house cleaning, use the opportunity to enhance safety in your loved one’s surroundings by de-cluttering the premises, placing non-skid mats in key areas and installing grab bars around the house to make the place more accessible.
  • Staying well-hydrated is a year-round health concern, especially for aging adults. Remind your loved one to hydrate often as time spent outdoors in the sun should be balanced with proper hydration. According to The National Institute on Aging, all older adults should drink a glass of water before going outside.
  • If your loved one lives independently at home and your primary concern is they will be engaging is spring activities more times than you can be there to make sure they are safe, consider consulting with our senior caregivers.

Once you’ve addressed these concerns, encourage your loved one to spend more time outside, stay active, and soak up the sun. The health benefits of spring activities can be numerous. Here are some great senior-friendly spring activities:

  • Gardening
  • Arts and crafts
  • Outdoor Yoga
  • Fishing and/or spending time in nature
  • Playing mini golf
  • Visiting parks and/or playgrounds

Help Mom or Dad lead an active, healthy, fulfilled lifestyle and stay safe in the upcoming months and years – consider working with a professional caregiving agency to make that happen. A dedicated caregiver can provide meaningful companionship, assist with a number of daily activities and routines, enhance safety at home, and make sure your loved one’s lifestyle is elevated to a higher level.

Visiting Angels of Denver is a leading provider of non-medical comfort care and other senior care services. To learn more about the in-home care provided by our staff of compassionate senior caregivers, please call our Wheat Ridge office at (303) 232-9999 or contact us for more information.

Visiting Angels proudly serves Arvada, Aurora, Denver, Glendale, Golden, Lakewood, Wheat Ridge and the surrounding areas of Colorado.

Each Visiting Angels agency is a franchise that is independently owned and operated. The Franchisor, Living Assistance Services Inc., does not control or manage the day to day business operations of any Visiting Angels franchised agency.