Bad habits ruin any good effort. An unhealthy habit can put a senior’s life at risk – even when they are undergoing medical intervention or receiving home care services. As someone who truly cares about them, we hate seeing our senior loved ones putting their lives at risk with every smoke they inhale.The good news is that you can support your senior loved one to quit smoking. It may not be easy but as long as you are firm on the commitment, your loved one will feel it too. Here are some strategies you can apply.
- Removing any addiction triggers – notice what triggers smoking in your loved one. The factor could be an event, a feeling, a place, or a person. When this is known, help them stay away from such.
- Carrying snacks – when the cravings kick in, having a substitute makes sense. Bring healthy snacks for your seniors. Instead of reaching out for a smoke, they can munch on something tasty and healthy.
- Engaging in hobbies – or trying out new activities can keep their mind occupied. These tasks can be productive, too.
Helping Hands Hale supports you and your family as a trusted Home Care Service Provider in Hawaii. We have seen many stories from our patients and their families. We continue to provide services and make improvements in our care.