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Published on: Dementia Resources

Promoting Positive Mental Wellbeing for Older People

It is essential for someone’s wellbeing to ensure that they remain as much of an individual as possible. Especially as we get older, opportunities and the ability to remain individual may wane, so it is important that there is a concerted effort made to promote their positive wellbeing.

Personal Identity

One of the most important ways to promote positive wellbeing for older people is to ensure that they maintain their personal identity.

Here are some top tips on how to work alongside someone to keep their personal identity:

  • Get to know them as individuals and what their interests are.
  • Provide any support they may need to make choices and decisions.
  • Let the person you are caring for choose their own meals and what they would like to do with their day.
  • Help the person to sustain social relationships and make new ones.

Meaningful Activity

Meaningful activity can be extremely beneficial for older people. It will allow them to learn new skills, increase independence and gain motivation.

Minster Home Care carers are well-versed in ensuring that the people they care for engage in meaningful activity and supporting mental wellbeing. Our organisation instils the idea that supporting relationships and activities are important for quality of life and will avoid any unnecessary risk of mental decline or feelings of isolation.

Our carers support the people they care for by engaging in activities such as:

  • Days out and trips individually or in groups and with family and friends.
  • Social groups, including hobbies and interests in the local area.
  • Daily tasks such as shopping or going to an appointment.
  • Physical activities, such as going on a walk.

Minster Home Care

At Minster Home Care, our carers are fully trained to understand the people they care for and what they can do to improve their quality of life and overall wellbeing.

They are aware of any mental health problems, sensory impairments or physical problems that a person already has and can spot the any changes or symptoms in people to ensure they are getting the right care. Our carers make close observations of the people they regularly care for and know how and when to make a referral to the healthcare service if necessary.

Furthermore, our carers also make a concerted effort to maintain positive wellbeing with the people they care for in a number of ways. Depending on the individual and their needs, our carers may accompany people to certain events, activities or trips. This is in order for them to sustain their social relationships, carry on with any hobbies they may have or to simply get them up and out of the house. No matter what the situation or requirement, our carers are fully trained and dedicated to providing the best care they can by understanding their clients’ needs and putting them first.

To find out more about how Minster Home Care can help you or your loved one, contact us today.