Innovative Elder Care in Missouri City, TX: Using Television and Movies to Reach Seniors

It is not uncommon for seniors to feel disconnected from younger generations, and as a result withdraw from caregivers and family members. Innovative elder care is about reaching out to seniors and finding ways to connect with them so that they can enjoy a higher quality of life. One of the ways that this can be accomplished is a simple as using television and movies. Because most seniors recall a time at which they did not have a television in their home and movies were a new and revolutionary form of entertainment, these pieces of technology hold important meaning. Seniors often link specific television programs to special time that they spent with their family or the Elder Care in Missouri City, TXfirst movies that they saw when dating their spouse. Helping your aging loved one recall these memories can make your elder care efforts more effective and give the senior a richer quality of life.

It may seem strange that something as simple as watching DVDs of old television shows or enjoying movie nights watching old films could really enhance home care for the elderly, but elderly health care professionals have found that this activity can be extremely meaningful for aging adults. If you think back on your childhood it is likely that you have a special television show that you remember watching. You may even still be able to hum the theme song or recall all of the names of the characters. As important as this program continues to be for you, there are shows and movies that hold the same, if not greater, importance to your aging loved one. By giving your loved one the opportunity to enjoy these shows and movies again you are helping him to recall precious memories and encouraging him to open up and share these memories with you. This can not only strengthen your relationship, it also enhances your elder care and helps your loved one enjoy greater physical and emotional health.

Talk to your loved one about the shows and movies that he enjoyed when he was young then consult with his cable provider to find out if these programs are available at any time. There are also many old movies available for order online which gives easy access to a meaningful DVD collection for your aging loved one.

The caregivers at Comfort Keepers are available to talk with you and your family about all of your senior care needs. Comforting Solutions for In-Home Care is an elder care agency providing quality and affordable senior care in Missouri City, TX and the surrounding areas. Call (832) 361-4323 for more information. 

About D. Flenaugh

Demetrius Flenaugh is a 20 year U.S. Army Veteran and is experienced and highly qualified in addressing the home health care needs and concerns of seniors. His passion for helping others led him to volunteer with various organizations throughout his military career.
After spending the better part of the last 20 years moving from one assignment to another, he decided that moving to Sugar Land, TX provided an excellent opportunity to grow his family and serve his community. His dedication to providing quality, in-home care enables him to have a direct impact on enhancing the quality of life of seniors and other adults who need assistance with the activities of daily living.
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