4 Tips For A Successful Visit With Your Elderly Loved One In An Adult Day Care Center
Visiting your elderly loved one in an adult day care center may sometimes feel stressful and awkward. In fact, there are even some people who make their visits short, or even avoid visiting completely because of the challenges these visits can bring.
However, you have to remember that lack of contact with loved ones may lead to loneliness, and it may also cause health issues for the elderly. This is why at Trinity Care Adult Day Care Center in Morrow Georgia, we have compiled these tips that you can use when visiting your elderly loved one in our facility.
- Speak with the staff. If you are planning to bring food for your loved one, make sure to speak with the staff first. You may not be aware but your elderly loved one may have specific dietary restrictions – either due to facility guidelines or health issues.
- Make sure the timing of your visit is appropriate. Make sure that you time your visit just right. Remember, it is best to visit when your loved one’s alertness and energy is high. Typically, the best time to visit would be in the morning or after a midday meal. Also, it would be better if you plan a visit wherein you can share a meal with your loved one.
- Maintain a positive tone. While it can be tough to maintain a cheerful attitude in the face of an angry, depressed, or argumentative loved one, it is important for you to maintain a positive tone during your visit. Stay positive and upbeat all throughout your visit. Moreover, avoid any arguments and always talk to your elderly loved ones with respect.
- Let them know that you will visit again soon. Letting your elderly loved one know that you will be visiting again soon will definitely boost their spirits. It will also help prevent them from feeling down or lonely when you leave.
At Trinity Care, we understand that you also lead a busy life filled with different responsibilities. However, it is a good rule of thumb to at least visit your loved one once per month. It may not always seem like it, but your elderly loved one would always love to see you.
For any questions about our visiting policies at Trinity Care Adult Day Care Center in Morrow Georgia, give us a call at 770-703-6721. We would be happy to clarify things for you!