Keeping your mind active at any age is important. Right from a small child, our mind is always learning new things, it is all part of development. As we grow older this ability to learn new things decreases but it shouldn’t mean our minds should become less active.
It is proven that an active mind, boosted by sensory activities can help with memory and overall mental health.
If you are looking for care homes in Grimsby or Lincolnshire, whether for yourself or a loved one, there is no doubt, you will have an awful lot to consider. As you can imagine, we have lots of families and elderly people come to visit. Often this can be a worrying time, but we’ve found that noting down some questions in preparation often helps in making sure you’re fully prepared and get everything out the visit you had hoped for.
At Waltham House Care Home, Grimsby, we are proud of our dedication to complementary therapies for the elderly. Both our resident’s physical health and wellbeing are of paramount importance to us. And as such, our care planning process works with residents, their families and carers to ascertain their needs in terms of both medical care and complementary therapy too.
We all know that ensuring the wellbeing of those we care for is of paramount importance. But it is as equally important to remember that, as a carer, your wellbeing is the most important element in doing your job well. Whether caring is your full time job, or you’re a volunteer carer looking after a loved one in the home or with visits, finding the time to practice a little self-care can be difficult.
As a care home in Grimsby who provide palliative care, we often find the subject of dying one of the hardest to tackle with many families. For obvious reasons, having a conversation about losing your loved one can be incredibly emotive and one many wish to avoid. That’s why the work of charity Dying Matters and their Dying Matters week is so important.
Making the decision to place an elderly relative or loved one in residential care can be very difficult. They themselves might not feel ready to make the transition and give up the independence they’ve cherished. As a carer, you might feel like you’ve let them down but this really is not the case. If you and your loved one have found yourself in a state of limbo, there could be a solution in the provision of day services for the elderly.