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What is the best way to care for senior citizens

by Aana Mathew We help you Serve Better

The advancing years in a person's life are like an autumn season. The age is accompanied by declining energy levels, lack of physical or mental well and the development of a sense of isolation or negligence at times. We do not intend to present old age as a tragic phase or as a scary stage in a person's life, but as a stage wherein maximum care and attention are required.


The leading doctors of the best luxury old age homes share that, it is in this stage that the elderly need to be well taken care of by their near and dear ones. To spread awareness on the same, we have listed down a few ways in which the elderly of the society should be attended to or taken care of in this most fragile stage of their life.


  1. Looking for their nutritional requirements 


An experienced medical facility from the best old age home in South Delhi says that one of the best ways to care for senior citizens is to attend to their nutritional needs or requirements. It is of utmost importance to understand that people who are in this stage of their life, suffer from a poor digestive system or a weak digestive system and hence, should be given foodstuff which they can easily digest. Instead of giving them meals which are heavy to digest, they should be given healthy nutritious meals which can be easily digested such as fresh fruits, vegetables, oatmeal and whole grains. Besides, they should be given home-cooked food rather than junk food as this can interfere with their metabolic system and create serious health problems.


  1. Checking up on their health status


Not only nutritional requirements, but it is equally important to look after the overall health status of the senior citizens. Keeping a track of their blood sugar levels, blood pressure and overall well being are of utmost importance to see that they are not suffering from any serious health concerns. Besides this, they should be taken out for regular medical health checkups to ensure their physical as well as mental well being.


  1. Personal hygiene is equally important


 At times, the senior citizens are suffering from certain health ailments that they fail to take care of their personal hygiene needs. Some of them are even sent to the best old age homes in Delhi. It is in such circumstances that it is the responsibility of the family members they should take care of their hygiene requirements.  Lack of personal hygiene can lead to serious skin infections or bed sores. To prevent this, it is best to see that the elderly members bathe and clean themselves daily.


  1. Ensuring the mental well being


Just as essential as it is to look for the physical well being of the senior citizens, equally important is to ensure their mental well being. There are circumstances when the senior citizens may feel healthy physically but mentally they might be suffering from depression or anxiety concerns or a feeling of isolation or negligence.  We do not mean to say that they should be taken for regular mental health checkups or sent to the best old age homes in Delhi, but to observe signs or changes in their behaviour.  For instance, if they have isolated themselves and spend most of their time introspecting or sitting inside the room, there may be a possibility that they are not feeling well.


Final Words


This fragile stage of human life can be the most beautiful and promising if senior citizens are paid a bit of attention and are given the love and affection which they need or deserve.


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