4 Great Outings Elder Care Can Take Seniors On

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Getting older can make it harder for seniors to get out of the house on a regular basis. While that might not sound so bad to younger adults who work full time and wish they could spend a few days alone at home, never getting to leave the house can cause your aging relative to feel bored, frustrated, and lonely. They are likely to miss doing the things they used to and being involved in the world around them.

Fortunately, when you contact an elder care agency to hire an elder care provider to go to your older family member’s home, the services they provide don’t have to be in the home only. An elder care provider can take them on outings that will brighten their day and bring more enjoyment to their lives. Below are a few ideas for outings an elder care provider could take your aging relative on.

Home Health Care in Fort Lauderdale FL: Senior Outings
Home Health Care in Fort Lauderdale FL: Senior Outings


The Library

Some seniors who are housebound may miss the simple things they used to enjoy, such as a trip to the library to choose a few books to read, a movie to watch, and other materials. They might also miss participating in programs put on by the library, like a reading group, a craft club, or even volunteering in a children’s reading program. An elder care provider can drive the older adult to the library and help them to find the materials they want. And, if the stack of books is too heavy, an elder care provider can carry them.


Museums

There are all sorts of museums, from art to history to science, so there’s sure to be one that your older family members might enjoy going to. Some communities even have small local museums, such as an old train depot, a museum that celebrates the local heritage, or one that explores the life of a famous individual. Regardless of the type of museum, an elder care provider can take your aging relative to the museum and help them to walk around it. If the older adult is in a wheelchair, an elder care provider would be happy to push them around to see the exhibits.

Restaurants

Sometimes there’s nothing like a lunch or dinner out to lift an older adult’s spirits. It can be fun to dress up a bit and eat a delicious meal they might not get at home. An elder care provider can assist the senior to get ready to go out, helping them to dress, do their hair, and perform other grooming tasks that help them look and feel their best. The elder care provider can go to the restaurant with them and offer companionship while they eat.


The Zoo

A walk around the zoo is a great way for seniors to get some fresh air and exercise while also enjoying looking at the beautiful animals. An elder care provider can make sure your aging relative has dressed appropriately for the weather and be there to help them walk around the zoo safely. An elder care provider can also encourage them to rest when needed.


If you or a family member are in need of hiring Home Health Care in Fort Lauderdale, FL, call the caring professionals at Star Multi Care today at (954) 870-4770. Providing service in Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Weston, Southwest Ranches, Pembroke Pines, Cooper City, Lighthouse Point, and Wilton Manors.

About the author: Stephen Sternbach
Stephen Sternbach has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Star Multi Care Services since 1987. After the sale of the New York and New Jersey operations of Star Multi Care Services, Sternbach brought the company private where he remains President and CEO of this newly developed $22M home healthcare company. With Sternbach at the helm, Star Multi Care Services employs more than 550 employees, in six offices throughout Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York. From 1978 to 1986, Sternbach was associated with Automated Data Processing, Inc. (“ADP”)–a provider of information services, where he held several marketing positions before becoming the Director of Sales. 1999-2008 Sternbach was an active participant on the Board of Directors for Proginet–a computer software company based in Garden City, New York. He also served on the Board of Trustees of the Long Island Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society from 1996-2002. In 1996, Stephen Sternbach was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young, Paine Webber and NASDAQ. Sternbach was also named in Crain’s New York Business Article, “40 Under 40” Successful Business Executives/Future Business Leaders in 1995. While maintaining a diversity of business and personal interests, Sternbach concentrated most of his efforts over the past 28 years towards continuously improving the quality of services delivered by the Star Multi Care Services’ family of companies. Stephen Sternbach holds a Master of Public Administration from Syracuse University – Maxwell School of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Relations and Personnel Administration from Ithaca College.