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In Home Elderly Care and Holiday Helpers

This is the gift-giving season; a time filled with joy and goodwill.  This is the time of year when most families get together and spend time with one another.  There’s usually laughter and good food to be shared and many look forward to the memories that are sure to be made.  This time of year is a great time to think of those who might find getting around to these festivities a bit difficult to do on their own.  If you have an elderly loved one who would love to be more active in their community and get out and about more often, this is the time of year to give the gift of help.

The gift of help doesn’t have to come in the form of a long term commitment; it can be simply a ride to and from the local mall for shopping and dining out.  This time of year offers a wide range of opportunities for your elderly loved one to engage with other people through social gatherings within their community.  Research shows that social ties keep people healthy by limiting stress levels, providing emotional support and helping your loved one keep their irreplaceable level of independence.  This holiday season is the perfect time to carve out time to spend with those we love. 

The holidays are an especially hectic time of year for most people.  You may find that your elderly loved one is experiencing some difficult with caring for themselves.  You may be reluctant to take on such a large task such as personal care.  If your elderly loved one is coping with a dementia related disease like Alzheimer’s, you may be wondering if the hectic holiday schedule will make it difficult for you to care for them on a daily basis.  There is no need to consider a move to a nursing home or assisted living facility for your loved one.  Your elderly loved one can remain independent with their dignity and hold onto their privacy in the comforts and familiarity of their own home.   Experienced and dependable caregivers from Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara are experts in senior care and can assist your loved one with all activities of daily living such as grooming, bathing, hygiene, eating and mobility.  Your loved one will be safer with the extra help around the house to prevent falls, remind them of medications and prepare nutritious meals.  In home elderly care is the perfect gift of peace of mind to your family.  Your loved one will be safe and independent in their home.  They will feel better overall and will experience a higher quality of life because a visit from family and friends will be more enjoyable.  Your loved one will appreciate not feeling like a daily task, especially during the holidays.  You can rest assured that every caregiver who works with Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara is thoroughly background screened, interviewed, insured and bonded.  In home elderly care is available on a short or long term, flexible basis and there are no penalties for changes in scheduling according to your loved one’s individual needs.  All care plans are flexible and can be changed as your loved one’s needs change.

In many cases, holiday visits reveal that an elderly loved one needs more help than could be revealed through just a simple phone call.  If you have an elderly loved one in your life who is becoming frailer and needs more assistance around the house to stay independent, you may be considering a move to an assisted living home or nursing facility.  The fact is most seniors would prefer to live out their years in the familiarity and comforts of their own home.   In home elderly care from Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara is available on a one on one basis in all areas of Santa Barbara, Goleta, Lompoc, Santa Ynez, and Carpinteria, California.  Your loved one will never feel like just a number on a long list of other clients to assist, such as in a nursing or assisting living facility.  Call 805-687-7777 for more information today!