Many elderly adults struggle with loss of self-esteem as they get older. Aging changes their looks as well as their ability to take care of themselves, which might leave them not feeling as good about themselves as they once did. This can diminish their mental and emotional health, and even their quality of life. As their family caregiver, you can make a tremendous difference for your senior by helping them to improve their self-esteem and feel their best at all times. The holiday season is a fantastic time for you to give your senior gifts that can boost their self-esteem and improve their quality of life.
Some thoughtful gifts to give your senior to boost their self-esteem include:
- Scented body products. Bathing is important for health as well as self-esteem. Help your parent feel pampered and confident with high quality scented body products. To protect your senior’s skin health, consider making these products yourself using natural ingredients and gentle scents
- Simple makeup. If your senior has always been the type of person who likes looking their best but has recently had trouble doing their makeup themselves, help them get back to feeling more like themselves with simplified makeup. Look for natural products that are gentle on their skin and that do not contain harsh ingredients. For the easiest application, look for products that do multiple things, such as sticks that act as eyeshadow and blush, or cream to powder products that allow your parent to use a sponge to easily “put on their face” for a more polished feeling
- Body spray. They may not longer feel the need to wear heavy perfumes, but this doesn’t diminish the importance of smelling good. A nice fragrance can boost your senior’s mood and even bring up memories and emotions that help them feel better about themselves. Look for scents that remind you of your parent and consider giving them a variety of scents so they have the opportunity to select a different scent for each occasion
- Simple accessories. Getting dressed up makes most people feel good, but elderly adults might not have the opportunity to do this very often. Simple accessories such as brooches, pins, costume necklaces, and bracelets offer some personalization and a way to feel put together and presentable at all times
When it comes to giving your elderly parent the best quality of life possible, one of the most important things you can do is help them live and independent and fulfilling lifestyle. Having an elder care provider as a part of their life can help you fulfill this goal. An elderly home care services provider can give your aging loved one the exact set of services according to their needs as well as to them as an individual. These services can include transportation, meal preparation, assistance with personal care needs, help around the house, medication reminders, companionship, and more.
IF YOU OR AN AGING LOVED ONE ARE CONSIDERING ELDER CARE IN SUMMERLIN, NV, PLEASE CONTACT THE CARING STAFF AT GOLDEN HEART SENIOR CARE OF SUMMERLIN. 702-800-4616.