How to Help Your Senior to Conserve Her Energy

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If you and your senior haven’t talked much about conserving her energy levels, it might be time to do so. When your senior does conserve some of her energy, she can use it in ways that she enjoys and that benefit her.

Home Care Wooster OH - How to Help Your Senior to Conserve Her Energy

Home Care Wooster OH – How to Help Your Senior to Conserve Her Energy

Keep Energy Levels in Mind

Everyone has energy cycles throughout the day, including your senior. She might have a lot more energy after she eats breakfast than she does later in the morning. Scheduling her day according to the ebb and flow of her typical energy levels can help her to naturally do more when she’s able to do more. When her energy levels are a little lower, that might be a better time to rest. As she gets more used to honoring her energy levels, this can become a lot easier.

Combine or Eliminate Tasks

Some of the tasks and activities that your senior tries to do, especially routine tasks like housework, can either be eliminated, adjusted, or combined to be less of an energy drain for her. She might feel as if she’s done some of these tasks the same ways for a long time, so there’s no need to change them now. But if the adjustments help her to conserve energy, that’s a big deal.

Tools and Carts Help a Lot

Rolling carts and other tools that make tasks easier are a huge help for your senior. She might feel as if it’s weird using something like that inside her home, but they can help her to do more with less energy. Give some of these types of tools a try to see how they work for your senior.

Duplicate Items Used Often

You might also start to notice that there are items your senior needs or wants that are often in another part of the house. This can mean that she has to go where the item is and then go back where she wants to use it. If that happens often enough, she may find that she’s burning a lot of energy simply hunting those items down. Duplicating those items can be a great way to reduce that running around.

Get Some Extra Help

Household tasks take up a lot of energy and there’s nothing that says your senior has to handle those herself. In fact, it’s probably past time for someone else to do those for her. Home care providers can tackle household tasks quickly and efficiently, leaving your senior a clean and orderly home and plenty of energy that she can use in better ways.

It isn’t always easy for your senior to learn how to conserve some of her energy. She might be used to doing so much and now she’s having to limit those activities. The key here is to remind her that she needs to have energy left over for the things she wants to do.

If you are considering Home Care Services in Wooster OH, call the caring staff at Central Star Home Health at (419) 610-2161.  Providing services for families in Mansfield, Lexington, Bellville, Mt. Gilead, Loudonville, Crestline, Galion, Shelby, Ashland, Wooster, and the surrounding areas.
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.