Today, as I am in my 20’s, I can clearly go back to the days when I was a mere kid. From making mud huts to playing in the garden, my life was full of activities – mostly funny and useless. I still remember the day when I broke an expensive flower vase in the drawing-room. My mother screamed from the kitchen and as she was about to slap me, my sweet grandmother came to my rescue. Since then, she was always beside me; from handling teenage breakups to hitting the recent shopping mall, she was my constant companion.
Sadly, as time passed by, I grew younger while she started growing old. She was always enthusiastic about family get-together or any other social event. However, last year, I noticed that she gradually lost her eagerness and preferred staying at home – something unusual and worth noticing. It was then that I talked to my parents about the necessary care needed by her. Since my parents are working and I’m usually busy with all my job hunting schedules, we couldn’t think of an option better than residential care homes. Initially, my grand mom wasn’t very keen on it, but we made her realize the need of extra care and help.
Nobody ever desires to move out of the comfort of their residence and go to a place that looks like a hospital. Thanks to residential care homes, the patients enjoy a homely ambiance, while availing all types of support and luxury. Particularly, if any elderly person is suffering from memory loss or dementia, he/she receives the best treatment in senior care homes. They offer a feeling of respite and comfort and ease their feeling of shift from their own domicile to a care home.
The biggest benefit of these nursing homes is that they have a refreshing and stimulating ambiance to offer complete peace of mind. The inhabitants have the liberty to spend time as they want. Whereas some people love spending time in the garden, others love cooking or stitching clothes. No matter what they do, they avail the opportunity to interact with others and spend time in a fruitful way. This keeps them happy and engaged – something very important for the people living in these care homes.
As people grow old, they need a lot of things – care, love, laughter, strong self-esteem and constant engagement in activities. While we grow up and rush in the race of life, we often forget that our elders need some extra care, love and support. Thanks to residential care homes, the elderly members of our family live a healthier and longer life.