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?
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 help 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. 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.
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 your elderly loved one is unable to venture out from the home for long periods of time, bring the holiday to them. Simple artificial tabletop Christmas trees can be purchased almost anywhere. Bring along a few ornaments, set up some lights on an automatic timer, and your loved one can experience the holidays in their home without much hassle. Familiar old holiday classics begin replaying on TV and would be a wonderful way for a senior loved one to bond with grandchildren over hot chocolate while watching together.
This is the year to give the gift of in home senior care from Senior Helpers Santa Barbara to provide your family with 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 in Santa Barbara, Goleta, Lompoc, Santa Ynez, and Carpinteria, California.