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In-Home Help and Holiday Decorating

Nothing says the holidays like driving through a neighborhood of homes shining with brightly colored lights, decked out in garlands and wreaths.  Inevitably, one house always goes all-out with inflatables:  snowmen, angels, snow globes, stars, and more.  It’s December, and as the immortal lyrics of The Christmas Song says, we’re all just “kids from 1 to 92”.  So, for seniors, the question to ask is this:  How can you make sure decorating for the holidays remains a fun way to transform your home without adding stress?

Many elderly individuals take special pleasure in decorating for the winter holidays.  For many, the upcoming season reminds a senior loved one of better times, capabilities and friendships.  There’s a fine balance in encouraging your loved one to get into the spirit with decorating and exercising caution when it comes to the same decorations that may have been used for decades.  This is when an extra set of eyes around the house that may have not gotten used to the usual decorations may be beneficial.  Not only is a caregiver from Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara able to lend an extra hand with daily food preparation and companionship, they are helpful in noticing dangers in the home that may otherwise be overlooked. 

There are a number of safety issues that should be considered when an elderly loved one lives alone.  You can trust an experienced and highly trained caregiver from Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara, 805-687-7777, will be on the lookout for potential dangers or fall hazards that may prove to be dangerous to the wellbeing of your elderly loved one.  With the holiday season comes many demands on your personal time, so it is understandable that you may not be as vigilant when about your loved one’s surroundings when decorating for the holidays.  This doesn’t mean that you should have to put restrictions on your elderly loved one’s decorating desires.  This just means it is necessary to be more aware of holiday safety and how such decorations may affect the ability of your loved one to navigate the home or property without increasing safety risks.  You can depend on the watchful eye of a caregiver who will always put your loved one’s safety at top priority.

The winter holiday season is a joyful time of year meant for family get-togethers and creating memories with loved ones.  A senior loved one may feel the stresses of keeping up with the festivities and may become overwhelmed with the decorating duties.  Especially if your loved one had always been the Clark Griswold of the neighborhood, their increasing frailty may be frustrating.  This may be the time of year to hire the decorating done if that may bring a lot of pleasure to your elderly loved one. 

If you are able to handle the decorating needs of your elderly loved one’s home, you can rely on the support of a trusted caregiver from Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara to keep the house and property clear of obstructions or fall hazards.  Holiday decorations add ambiance to any room, but too much clutter can be overwhelming to an elderly loved one diagnosed with dementia.  If your loved one is coping with Alzheimer’s, it may not be the best idea to leave out a bowl of holiday fruit decorations that she may mistake for edible food.  Extra electrical cords used to plug in Christmas tree, lights and table top decorations may prove to a fall risk for a senior loved one.  These hazards can be prevented by taking a careful look at your holiday decor and objectively determining whether they create accident prone areas for your elderly loved one. 

This is the year to give the gift of in-home senior care from Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara that will give your family peace of mind and allow your elderly loved one to remain independent in their beloved home.  If your loved one had always been active in their community, they will cherish the ability to stay in their social circles and to continue attending local events and holiday functions.  Transportation is a wonderful option available to your community as well as companionship, dementia care, and personal care.  You can trust that your loved one’s caregiver will treat them as if they are a member of their own family.  All caregivers are thoroughly screened, interviewed, and background screened to give you added safety and security when bringing in home senior care to your loved one’s house.  In home senior care services from Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara, 805-687-7777, are available on a short- or long-term basis.  All senior care services are provided on a flexible, non-contractual basis, so there is no major commitment when you create a personalized care plan for your elderly loved one.  Make this the year you give your family reassurance that your loved one is living independently in their own home with assistance from a compassionate and dependable individual from Senior Helpers in the areas of Santa Barbara, Goleta, Lompoc, Santa Ynez, and Carpinteria, California.