5 Ways to Make Life Easier for Vulnerable Adults
Having a great quality of life is important at any age, and helping others to achieve a fantastic quality of life is an amazing thing to do. Here, we share 5 ways to make life easier for vulnerable adults which can boost both their physical and mental health.
1. Help them to maintain their independence
Independence is very important. Without it, people can feel like they’re a burden and this could lead to losing their sense of purpose.
With this in mind, vulnerable adults must be given the opportunity to carry out tasks themselves, such as helping to prepare meals or assisting with general chores, as long as it’s safe for them to do so.
Even if they don’t complete the task perfectly, it will provide a sense of achievement and lift their spirits.
2. Encourage physical activity
Being physically active is important for so many different reasons. For example, exercise is great for our mental health, can help with strength and balance, enhances sleep quality, and encourages people to get outside or spend time with others.
Everything from a simple walk in nature to dancing to music offers great benefits, and exercise can help to boost the immune system and lower blood pressure too.
3. Support them in being social
Vulnerable adults can find it hard to stay connected with loved ones and make new friends, which is why support in this area is so beneficial. Encouraging contact with friends and family, assisting in arranging visits, and finding fun social activities to try with others will make life easier for them and help to eliminate negative feelings of loneliness or depression.
4. Provide mental stimuli
Staying mentally active is just as important as staying physically active, and the two can often go hand in hand. Keeping the mind busy helps with overall well-being, and reading books, completing crossword puzzles, and trying brain training exercises are all ways in which this can be achieved.
Picking out new interests, such as crafting, and going to different places will also help to stimulate the mind.
5. Have a chat
Sometimes, the simple act of having a chat with a vulnerable adult will be enough to make their life easier.
Whether this is to share stories, talk about things that they’d like to do, or simply listen, you’ll find that this social time will be much appreciated and treasured by both of you.
If your loved one would benefit from professional care (either domiciliary or residential), contact us today to discuss their needs.