Synchronizing an outing with care facility activities can provide a seamless and engaging day. For example this past Saturday rather than just arbitrarily take Patti out I paced myself to arrive after bingo. I found Patti rolling down the hall upbeat and particularly happy since she had won a game or two.
We visited American MusicFest, but crowds began to confuse Patti. She enjoys scootering in wide open spaces (and at maximum speed) so we simply shifted to ‘plan B’ and cruised the banks of the Susquehanna River.
“Up a lazy river by the old mill stream"
"Lazy river in the noon day sun"
"Linger awhile in the shade of a tree"
"Throw away your troubles, dream with me.”
“Lazy River” by Sid Arodin & Hoagy Carmichael.
When a day begins and ends with the maximum safety and attended care of a 24/7 care facility but can be filled with the best of both worlds it can be a beautiful day for all.
Caregivingly Yours, Patrick Leer