Surviving a natural disaster is difficult for persons of any age, notably for those 65+ who are still living at home. In addition to the initial disaster itself, whether it’s a fire, flood, tornado, or something else, the aftermath can be much worse for the elderly based upon their physical and mental limitations.
All of us have some fear of the unknown, but for aging seniors still living at home those feelings can sometimes be overwhelming. One of the proven ways to combat those fears is to establish and follow a daily routine, notably when a senior has cognitive impairment from dementia or a stroke. When you’re serving as a caregiver for an at-home senior, establishing a daily routine for them will also benefit you. Here are some ways that keeping a daily routine provides value to seniors and their caregivers.