Mom suffers with depression and serious mobility issues. Yesterday her doctor suggested that she try moving her wake up time closer to 10AM. Mom often sleeps 'til 3PM. She is about 3 weeks into recovery from thyroid removal, so I'm sure this is impacting her sleep habits. She is also on a boatload of meds.
Mom has admitted to being bored and having nothing to wake up to. Dad isn't much better. He is on dialysis and often sleeps throughout the day. He gets bored and lonely because mom is still in bed. Mom is still trying to deal with dad being in 'end of life' treatments.
I'm looking for some activity ideas that do not require standing, bending, or kneeling. Mom crochets but was a little OCD, made a blanket a day for her great grand child... about 24 of them! My niece was like, "no more... please!"
I would love them to do some little chores when I'm off to work, but this seems to be beyond them at this point. Dad was an electrical engineer, mom a super stay at home mom, great cook, pretty much deriving joy in what she could do for her family. For years her doctor would tell her to find something that made her happy in herself, but she never really comprehended that.