Remember the summer vacation when we would revisit our roots? Back to our grandparents’ place where every tantrum turned into smiles and every meltdown led to bear hugs. The love, care and affection that they showered us was worth every teary eyed goodbye, when it was time to go home. What about the long afterschool calls you had with your grandparents, when you wanted to share the entire day with them? Today is a tribute to all those grandparents who made our childhood carefree and memorable.
This is our opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate them. But also care about their wellbeing and health, just like they did about us. So, even if you stay away, how can you be mindful about their mental and physical health?
As we know, old age is known as second childhood, where a child and an adult person may develop certain similarities. While dependency can be one of them, the other undeniable symptom of living alone can be the eagerness to talk. So, call them and share your day like you used to when you were young. Listen to the same old tales they love to narrate and gather some wisdom which will keep you inspired. You may also plan to visit them or drive them home. Surely it will bring a smile to their faces.
You know it is difficult to keep up with this fast paced world. When everything is changing constantly, it gets challenging for them to manage. Give them the support they need and help them figure out some chores you can complete easily or just in a click of a button. In the meanwhile you are spending time and also encouraging them to learn about technology that will provide them accessibility.
Endorse Healthy Eating
As conscious people, we know about the benefits of health and clean eating. Though we strongly believe that our grandparents are the biggest advocates of the saying, we feel a little guidance may help. They surely know how to eat healthy, but a nudge on how to reap maximum health benefits with the same diet they are following would make a significant difference. A professional help from a nutritionist will promote their health in the long run.
Plan Regular Health Checkups
We surely know how to maintain a healthy lifestyle, but are forgetful that only regular health checkups can assure our wellbeing. As senior citizens, your grandparents need proper care and nursing. Along with that, routine checks with a doctor is a must. These days, avail the convenience of scheduling senior citizen health checkups at home and keep a tab on their health.
Technology can be boon if you are trying to look after your grandparents but share a long distance relationship with them. Cameras, motion sensors and smart home appliances are your best friend. It helps them carry out their daily chores and also keeps you informed about their wellbeing. It also provides them a sense of security. You may also present them fitness watches that keep a tap on their state of physical health, alerting them in case of any irregularities.
Looking after the elderly can be stressful, and especially if they have been there for you, looking after you. Lend some help, gather resources and make the best use of technology to keep your grandparents fit and healthy. We at HealthifyMe, are trying to create an active environment for all and brought up our A game, have launched HealthifyPro. The smartest solution that holistically eliminates your health concerns. Bring in 360 degree guidance into your grandparents lives with Pro. Empower them to be the change in their life.