Has your senior been a little grumpier than usual lately? Maybe she’s the grouch you can do a favor for throughout the year. Or maybe you’ve been grouchy? It’s also possible that some of these can help you to feel less like a grouch.

Pick a Small Task You Can Handle Quickly for Her

What’s something your senior has been putting off that you can handle easily for her? It might be as simple as emptying the dishwasher or as big as getting some groceries. Look for something that you’re able to do that you can take care of. If you are pressed for time and energy yourself, maybe what you can do is to find help for your senior that’s more regular. Home care providers can take care of a variety of tasks for your senior.

Give Your Senior a Call

If you don’t live near your senior, you might not see her as much as you would like to. Set up a weekly phone date, when you both have time to talk for a while. Worried you won’t have anything to talk about? Start reading a book independently that you can talk about during your phone calls. Or make a list of questions you want to ask her about her life.

Set up a Weekly Lunch Date with Her

Live nearby? Maybe it’s a good idea to set up a weekly lunch date with your elderly family member. You can cook for her or bring some of her favorite dishes over. Eating alone on a regular basis can be a tremendous cause of loneliness. Spending even one or two meals a week with you or other people your senior cares about can be a huge boost to her mood and can help her to combat loneliness.

Let Your Senior Air Her Grievances

Your senior probably has some valid grievances that plague her regularly. That would make anybody grumpy. And if your elderly family member has been holding those in because she doesn’t want to bother anyone else with them, that’s not healthy either. Bottling up emotions is not a good way to work through them. With that in mind, encourage your aging family member to air her grievances now and again. It can help a lot.

Stay on the lookout for other ways that you can lighten your senior’s day. No one wants to be a grouch if they can help it. Keep in mind that your elderly family member may be dealing with a lot that’s challenging for her.

If you or an aging loved-one are considering hiring a Caregiver in Atascadero, CA, please contact the friendly staff at San Luis Obispo Caregivers.
Call today: (805) 748-2614

David Wood, Owner, SLO Caregivers
David Wood, Owner, SLO Caregivers

San Luis Obispo Caregivers was created in memory of my Grandfather, Tracy Gordon Wood II. My mission is to honor him by providing trustworthy, compassionate, and competitively priced caregiving services to seniors in my community. After 25 years in the financial industry and the decision to leave behind a successful 6-year position as the Chief Operating Officer of SESLOC Federal Credit Union, I created San Luis Obispo Home Care. This decision served my desire to make a difference and support the growing needs of seniors in my community. As my business grew and I leaned heavily on my financial background, I realized there was a much more cost-effective way to provide seniors with the care they deserve. This realization led to the creation of San Luis Obispo Caregivers, a referral agency and SLO Senior Placement, a free resource for families looking for independent or assisted living options for seniors. Ultimately, I listen, assess your situation and recommend various options that are available for your family.