Depending on when you grew up, you may have an affinity for certain desserts or beverages. For those who grew up in the late 40s and 50s, the root beer float was something of a national treasure at the time. While they are still available today, they don’t provide the same type of nostalgia for younger generations as they do for those who are bit older. For those who require home care services, the in-home care provider might want to talk to them about going out and having a root beer float.
So what could having a root beer float with an in-home care provider do for a patient who requires home care services?
- For one thing, it can get the elderly patient out of the house, even if it is only for a little while. A person who spends a lot of time at home because they have certain physical ailments that limit them in their mobility, or who have fewer friends in the area, or who cannot take part in some activities that they used to enjoy may become more isolated and depressed as a result.
- Getting out of the house for any amount of time can be a great benefit for their emotional well-being, which can have an impact on their physical well-being as well.
- More significantly, though, sitting down at an old-style ice cream parlor or diner and sharing a root beer float can conjure a host of memories for the elderly individual. For the in-home care provider, this can be a wonderful opportunity to provide exceptional care by listening to the stories.
By allowing the elderly patient to have a walk down memory lane, he or she will also be improving their mental health and well-being. The more that the brain gets exercise, the healthier it can be. The brain is just like any other muscle in the body and it needs exercise, too.
Elderly patient’s families can learn a great deal more about their loved ones by hearing stories of their youth. By tapping into something they used to enjoy, which could very well be root beer floats with friends or even a special love interest when they were a teenager, it can provide a wealth of positive experiences, emotions, and fun.
Home care services is designed to provide the optimal level of support for an elderly individual. Sometimes, though, a root beer float can make it that much better.
If you or your loved one could benefit from the help of home care services in Davidson, NC and the surrounding areas, contact the caregivers at Golden Heart Senior Care. Experience the peace of mind that comes from knowing that you’re in Caring Hands with Golden Heart! Call (704) 246-5806 for more information.