Posted on Dec 11, 2015 | Comments (0)
Senior Helpers Happy Holidays with Senior Home Care
Many holidays including Hanukkah and Christmas are celebrated during December which makes it the most festive time of the year. With these family and faith centered holidays, it is wonderful to gather with friends and those we love to celebrate and enjoy time spent together.
The holidays are a great way to reconnect with family and to reinforce bonds that may feel frayed over the course of a year filled with commitments and other obligations. Whenever possible, try to plan ahead when including an elderly loved one. Bring along any medications that might be needed during the visit and other items such as extra clothing for warmth when needed. Pick up loose items around the home where your elderly loved one will be staying and be look for possible trip hazards such as cords or rugs that may cause any falls.
Our elderly loved ones have lived long and eventful lives. They have many stories to tell, and given the opportunity, they are sure to feel inspired to share. Grandchildren may find their experiences fascinating and the chance to learn about a family member’s past is a great way to pass on a piece of family history. Pull out the photo albums and find some old videos and enjoy those magical memories of the past together.
The holidays don’t have to be just about reliving the past memories; it can be about creating new ones as well. Bring out some cards and board games that can be played together as a family. Record some video of the festivities to share and enjoy later in the evening and for years to come. Try to photograph family members to preserve this special time together.
Some families live long distances from one another and getting together to celebrate the holidays can be difficult. When the distance makes visiting an elderly loved one not possible due to distance, it can leave a loved one feeling sad during the holidays. This is when a visit from a compassionate caregiver from Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara comes in to provide some companionship and conversation. This not only reassures the family that an elderly loved one is reminded to take medications and eating regular meals, it also provides the family some peace of mind.
If you would like to learn more about caring and consistent in home care for seniors, along with the many benefits of professional live in care for the elderly, or dementia and Alzheimer’s care, call Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara to speak to a senior care specialist today 805-687-7777! The compassionate senior care specialists at Senior Helpers can also guide you through the process of receiving the Veterans Administration Aid and Attendance Benefit if your elderly loved one is a veteran. In home senior care allows your loved one to stay in the comforts of their own home for as long as possible while receiving the level of care they need. Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara provides a wide range of services including Alzheimer’s and dementia care, personal assistance, companionship, and so much more to all areas of Santa Barbara, Goleta, Lompoc, Santa Ynez, and Carpinteria, California.