Integrated Family Community Services 3370 South Irving Street, Englewood, CO 80110-1816 Ph: 303-789-0501

How to Treat Grandparents with Respect and Care

Our grandparents form an important part of the family. They represent our ancestry and tradition, and showing them respect and love are the only way we can identify with these elements. In this post, we are going to give you tips on how to show your grandparents respect and care.

Be Polite to Them

When you act politely to your grandparents, it shows that you value and respect them. Whenever they ask a question, respond politely with a calm tone. If they are talking, listen and don’t interrupt them. Also, don’t refer to them with their first name.

Help Them with Household Chores

Most grandparents cannot perform normal household chores effectively due to old age. Help them with the dishes, floors, clothes and any other task that they might need. This way, you will make their life more comfortable.

Spend Quality Time with Them

You can make a positive impact in your grandparent’s life by just being there for them. Most of them love it when their grandchildren make some time out of their busy schedules to spend time together with them. When in bed or during meals, talk to them and also listen what they’re saying. By doing this, you assure your grandparents that you love and care and that you still highly regard them despite their old age.

Monitor Their Health

At old age, morbidity increases, and this means that your grandparents are likely to get sick more often. Ensure that they get regular appointments with the doctor. If you they cannot perform essential things like personal hygiene, ensure that your grandma and grandpa are comfortable and safe in a hospice care.  Professionals, like those at Corner Home Medical, know that ensuring that elders are comfortable and safe is of the utmost importance.  After all, as they’ve cared for us earlier in life, so should we care for them.

Ask for Advice

Elders are people with high level of wisdom due vast life experiences. As a result, they are among the best options to consider when looking for advice, especially on matters to do with life. Take some time and seek advice from them. In the end, they will feel appreciated and respected in the family.

Give Them Heartfelt Gifts

Getting a gift from someone you love warms the heart and makes you feel appreciated. Make your grandma or grandpa happy by giving them gifts. Each time you go to see them, take a flower with you or something else they might like.

Neglecting your grandparents and disrespecting them is the worst thing you can do for them. Remember without them, you couldn’t be in this world. With the few tips discussed above, you can make them happy and comfortable throughout their old age.

Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.
Tim Esterdahl

Find Us on Social Media

Thank you to O'Toole's Garden Centers in Littleton, Lakewood, and Westminster for your support. They have found unique ways to make a difference for over 10 years. We appreciate being the beneficiary of the beer sampling garden this past weekend. How fun and how creative. The Trivia display says it all - fun, unique, creative! @O'Toole's Garden Centers ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

7 hours ago

Integrated Family Community Services

Great to partner with so many wonderful organizations this weekend to touch the community and bring hope to those struggling to get the resources they need. Christian Brother Automotive helps our clients overcome their challenging transportation obstacles. Christian Brothers Automotive Highlands Ranch Christian Brothers Automotive Arapahoe Road ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Timeline Photos ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

IFCS On Twitter

We're excited to be part of the inaugural Denver Day of Service on June 7th hosted by the @Broncos and @UnitedWayDenver!

#BeAChampion and sign up to volunteer at the community service project we are hosting! 👉

Please be advised this week April 22-26 IFCS is unable to accept clothing donations as we are preparing for our Mother’s Day program. Clothing donations will be accepted again Monday, April 29 at 8:00am. As always, thank you for your support! #donations #supportIFCS

Looking for a job? We are joining forces with Arapahoe Libraries to offer career services workshops. Our first event is May 7th 4pm-6pm at IFCS' Englewood location. Join us and make your cover letter and resume stand out from the rest!

Load More...

Key Sponsors

Our Affliations




Sign Up for our eNewsletter

Email Newsletter icon, E-mail Newsletter icon, Email List icon, E-mail List icon Sign up for our Email Newsletter
For Email Marketing you can trust

USDA Non-Discrimination Policy

IFCS follows the USDA non-discrimination policy. Learn more by clicking here to read the statement. (PDF)