Posted on Nov 11, 2015
Happy Veterans Day and In Home Care for Seniors
Our nation has celebrated freedom for centuries now, and a lot is owed to our military and its members. Veterans Day is celebrated every year on November 11th. This is a special day to celebrate our nation’s veterans who have sacrificed so much to keep America free. Veterans Day is a wonderful reason to acknowledge your veteran loved one’s service and give them a sense of support and validation.
Many businesses now offer discounts for veterans and active military on weekly and sometimes daily basis. On Veterans Day, many restaurants have begun offering a free meal to veterans and their families. This is a great way to show our nation’s heroes that they are appreciated, even long after their service has completed.
When an elderly loved one is a veteran, it is especially important to take the time to spend the morning or afternoon with them. Take them out to coffee and offer a listening ear while they reminisce. Bring along the grandchildren and remind them of the hero that is their grandparent. The more ears that hear the stories, the more the memories and a piece of your loved one’s history is preserved. If they have some memorabilia at easy access, perhaps they would appreciate a shadow box created to showcase their medals and achievements.
If your elderly loved one is unable to venture out on Veterans Day, bring the appreciation to them. If there is a favorite movie, rent it and offer to watch it with them. Offer to prepare a fresh lunch or dinner. Perhaps they would love to visit with a cup of coffee in their home. If your loved one appreciates a game of cards, bring a fresh deck and a smile. It doesn’t take too much to show a person that they are appreciated. The best gift you can ever give is the gift of time and conversation.
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 Minnetonka to speak to a senior care specialist today 952-392-1999! 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 Minnetonka provides a wide range of services including Alzheimer’s and dementia care, personal assistance, companionship, and so much more to all areas of Bloomington, Maplewood, Eden Prairie, Roseville, Richfield, Edina, Shoreview, North Oaks, Stillwater, White Bear Lake, and surrounding areas..