Elder Care in Downers Grove, IL: Helping the Elderly Maintain a Sense of Purpose

Elderly adults who are winding down their physical activity and perhaps battling illness or injury can often give up the sense of hope that keeps a person active and engaged. They may not feel like they still have a purpose in life. As an elderly home care provider, you can encourage your aging adult to find a new purpose in life.

In order to really enjoy her golden years and feel a renewed sense of vitality and energy, here are some things your elderly adult can do:

Propel herself into a new adventure

  • Use her wisdom, insight and courage to try a new adventure.
  • Create an indoor terrarium or plant some pots to keep outside. Watch the plants grow and tend to their needs.
  • Find a local class to take
    • Pottery
    • Painting
    • Learning a new language
    • Handwork
    • Cooking
    • History
  • Elder Care in Downers Grove, ILFind a local club to join
    • Card games
    • Book reading club
    • Chess club
    • Quilting club
  • Volunteer some hours at the local hospital
    • Singing lullabies to babies in the nursery
    • Reading books to sick children
    • Crocheting newborn baby hats
    • Making newborn baby blankets to take babies home in
    • Transporting flowers from the flower shop to the designated room (this can even be done by someone in a wheelchair!)
  • Be conscientious and organized
    • Change some habits she doesn’t like
    • Start new habits she’s always wanted to do
    • Be more aware of what’s going on around her
    • Practice greater self-discipline
    • Become more organized in every aspect of life
    • Have a project she is actively working on
    • She could sort and alphabetize all her favorite recipes
  • Start a new project
    • She could give herself the job of family historian and contact other family members to get their histories. She could compile them and make copies and share with the family. This project could give a huge sense of purpose to her life.
    • Start a new handwork project or whatever hobby she is interested in.
    • Plan get-togethers with family members or friends, and do this on a regular basis.

For Senior Care Services in Downers Grove, IL call 708-761-4909. Serving La Grange, Oakbrook, Oak Brook Terrace, Brookfield, Westchester, Downers Grove, Berwyn, River Forest, Oak Park, Hinsdale, Chicago and surrounding communities.

About Joan Cisneros LPN

Joan Cisneros is COO and Agency Manager at Private Home Care Services of Oakbrook Terrace, IL. Joan has over 25 years of professional healthcare experience, including Private Duty Home Care, nursing, insurance, case management, training, and operations. Her area of expertise is Alzheimer¹s care, which she knows from both a professional and personal perspective. Her solid capabilities are enhanced by her compassionate approach and her personal mission to help people maintain their independence by providing the best possible home care.