Those who are receiving home care in Rhode Island are able to enjoy the freedom of living at home. Eat when and what you like, and choose your own routines that work best for you. It is the preferred method of receiving health care for many people.
Life at home, especially for those who are home bound, can get a bit stale. Sometimes it is difficult to find things to occupy the days when your choices are limited. One option is to start a craft project that can be worked on over time, or to choose simple new ones when the mood strikes. Crafts are a great way to pass the time when no one else is around. They also keep the mind stimulated and keep hands and fingers exercised.
The terrific thing about picking up a craft is that there is such a wide range of options depending on the person’s interests, dexterity, and vision. They can be very simple to complex. Knitting and crocheting are popular pastimes, but for something a little more out of the box polymer clay, fabric, decoupage, painting and even photography crafts can become a favorite hobby.
Right now you may be thinking that photography is not a craft, but it is depending on what you do with those photos. Most people have a box of old photos stored somewhere that they have put aside. Why not turn them into something that can be admired every day. Create a collage, magnets, or coasters. Scrapbooking is also a fun activity for those that like paper crafts. For people who want to expand on this craft, the actual taking of the photographs may be another hobby that can be merged. Portraits of visitors, pets, or flowers in the garden can be used. Turn them into gifts for family and friends.
There are plenty of fun and meaningful ways to pass those slow days. Try something new, and if you don’t like try another. It might even be something you teach your caregiver.