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Day Out with a Senior

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I have mentioned before that I worked part time as an Elder Caregiver.  I choose this as a second job for 2 reasons.  1. The hours were flexible with my schedule.  2. I knew I would learn skills that would help as my mother got older.
The lovely lady in my picture’s today is my mother.  Her name is Champe and she is an amazing women!  I have learned so much from her over the years.  She worked in Non-Profit my whole life which gave me insight into how to help those in my community.  She was a foster parent for 10 years, which showed me how to help our youth.  In her retirement she is being a little selfish with her Husband of 2 years and I totally support this!  She is finally relaxing and having fun.

I love doing things with my mom and getting her dressed up and out of the house.  With Poise® she doesn’t have to worry about anything when our outings include lunch, shopping, and getting Pedicures.  I wanted to share some idea’s with you on what you can do with your Elder parent or Grandparent.
Things to do With an Elder Person

Hair Salon – I have seen women with Dementia brighten up and do better after having their hair fixed. 
Nail Salon – Everyone loves a little pampering and to have their hands and feet look nice.
Lunch – Going out to lunch can seem simple enough but when you don’t drive or get out much it can be a big deal.
Sam’s Club – Your one stop shop for Poise, Medications, Food, etc.  Member’s enjoy benefits.
Park – On a warm but not too hot day a visit to a park is always enjoyable.
Play or Movie – Just because they are older doesn’t mean they don’t enjoy the same things you do!
TIPS!!  An Elder person may not mention they are tired or unable to walk as much.  Make sure you keep an eye on their footing.  If you see they are unable to pick their feet up it may be time to call it a day.  Offer for them to sit down and get the vehicle.  Make sure not to point out they are tired.  It is hard for Senior’s to admit they need a break or are pushing it too much.  You help with this by taking them out more often so they don’t feel they have to do it all in one day!
When you download the Digimarc Discovery app, you can scan anywhere on the Depend® packaging, and it will drive you to the Sam’s Club  Caregiver site
We have the best conversations during lunch.  It’s a great way to catch up and relax.  I also continue to learn from my mother.  She has so much wisdom.

Some items you can Bring an Elderly Person

Printed note paper with check lists
Flowers or a plant that requires little care
Groceries / Dinner

When you open your Depend packaging it will have a sticker inside that you can use to redeem at the pharmacy for an awesome caregiver sample kit.  I have not redeemed my kit but can’t wait to see all the tools inside to help my mom.
My mom loves figuring out the chair and setting her massage during her pedi.
I always make sure to offer my mom a hand when standing up especially after she has been sitting for a while.  She loves nothing more than getting a Pedi.  Reaching her feet can be hard so having a pedi is important for nail care and circulation.
You can find Poise® and  Depend® near the Pharmacy in Sam’s Club.  As a Member there are benefits you can enjoy.
“Poise® Maximum Absorbency Pads provide even more absorbency to give you the confidence and protection you need for your Light Bladder Leakage (LBL). Our absorb-loc® core quickly locks away wetness and odor, while the leak-block* sides provide discreet and worry-free protection.”
What things do you like to do with the Elder person in your life?