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Severe fatigue in seniors can occur for a variety of reasons. Your loved one might be struggling with lingering symptoms from a recent illness, or they could be dealing with depression. When a senior has chronic symptoms of fatigue, they may be unable to perform many of the necessary tasks each day that help them to stay well. This sets them up for even more health problems. Hiring a homemaker to visit your loved one regularly can help them to improve their energy levels by giving them access to these helpful services.
Shop for Groceries and Cook Meals
Even if you are in the best of health, the procedures involved with cooking a meal can get exhausting. Grocery shopping requires walking through large stores and standing in line for lengthy periods of time. Just carrying the groceries to and from the car might be too much for your loved one to manage. Then, they still need enough energy to cook. After all of that, your loved one might opt for convenience foods that don't offer many nutrients. An elderly care provider can let your loved one pick which parts of their meal planning they want to participate in. When your loved one can't cook, their companion will jump in and help fill their plate with nutritious foods that fuel their energy.
Wash and Iron Clothing and Linens
A lack of energy can quickly turn into a downward spiral if your loved one stops being able to maintain a neat appearance. A senior companion can visit your loved one's home to make sure that their clothing is washed and ironed. Getting dressed in clean, wrinkle-free clothing allows your loved one to be active and presentable. Your loved one will also sleep better in a freshly made bed and wake up with more energy.
Change HVAC Filters and Lightbulbs
People tend to forget about the little things that seniors might not get around to doing when they are feeling tired. Having a home care provider change out HVAC filters regularly can help to improve the air quality in your loved one's home so that they experience fewer allergy symptoms. Being able to breathe well without having to rely on medications that cause drowsiness could increase your loved one's energy. Getting someone to replace burned-out lightbulbs not only prevents slip-and-fall accidents but being in a well-lit room also has a beneficial effect upon your loved one's energy levels.
For more information, contact an elderly care service, like Polish Helping Hands.