Beat The Winter Blues With Senior Care Services In Oakville, ON

Beat The Winter Blues With Senior Care Services In Oakville, ON

Canadian winters can be tough, both physically and mentally, but our senior care team can help your loved ones ward off the winter blues. Read on to learn more, or call (905)-592-4886 to speak with a senior care specialist in Oakville, ON straight away.

Is Your Loved One Showing Signs Of Winter Blues?

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) defines winter blues as “a wave of low emotions that come with cold, dark days” that is distinct from seasonal affective disorder (SAD). While only 2-3% of seniors experience SAD, as much as 15% of the Canadian population feels the winter blues. And while SAD typically requires light therapy, counselling, medication, or a combination of all three to treat, beating the winter blues is much simpler.

Whether your loved one’s got a case of the winter blues or they’re showing symptoms of something more serious, our senior care team can help. What follows is a look at how our senior care service optimizes the top-3 strategies recommended by the CMHA to beat the winter blues.

Beat The Winter Blues With Senior Care Services In Oakville, ON

  1. Let the light in. “Even if it’s cloudy, getting some daylight can help boost your mood,” writes the CMHA, so fling open the curtains and get outside during the day as much as possible. Beyond letting more light into your home care environment, our senior care team can accompany your loved one on gentle walks around the neighbourhood or drive them around for some COVID-safe sight-seeing.
  2. Get physical. “Even though hitting the gym might be the last thing you feel like doing, physical activity is always a great tool to help you manage your mental health,” writes the CMHA. Whether your loved one prefers to exercise at home, perhaps by following one of the Oakville senior center’s Virtual Recreation Programs, or they’d rather get out for a walkabout, our senior care team will be there to provide encouragement and monitor their safety, every step of the way.
  3. Try to keep a normal sleep schedule. “It might feel like your bed is the only one who understands this funk you’re in but over-sleeping can actually worsen the symptoms of the winter blues,” writes the CMHA. Our senior care team can assist with proper sleep hygiene at any time of day, helping with proper wake-ups and tuck-ins, so your loved one gets the perfect amount of restorative sleep without overdoing it.

Get A Free Quote On Senior Care Services In Oakville, ON

If your loved ones need help beating the winter blues when you’re not around, senior care is a fantastic solution. We’re proud to offer qualified, affordable senior care services throughout Oakville and all the surrounding areas, including:

  • Halton
  • Hamilton
  • Milton
  • Mississauga
  • Ancaster
  • Burlington
  • Waterdown
  • Dundas, and beyond

Call Steve Kelly at (905)-592-4886 or visit the Always Best Care of Oakville website to book a free senior care consultation and get a same-day quote on a custom care plan.

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