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In Home Senior Care and Holiday Wishes

During the upcoming holidays you may learn that your elderly loved one is not able to perform the many daily household tasks and chores are falling behind.  In home senior care includes light housekeeping, homemaking, vacuuming, and other duties that may become more difficult for your loved one to attend to on a daily basis.  In home elderly care from Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara makes it possible for your loved one to remain independent in their beloved and cherished home.  There is no need to move them to an institutionalized setting such as a nursing home or assisted living facility to receive the same high-quality level of care they can get in their own home. 

If your senior loved one is still fairly active in their community, but you worry about how they will travel alone; a compassionate caregiver might be the solution.  Certain medications and mobility issues are usually the main reasons elderly adults shouldn’t operate vehicles.  This doesn’t have to mean they should be housebound and unable to maintain their active lifestyle.  It’s not uncommon to experience some form of the blues during the holiday season.  The days are shorter and the nights are longer and colder.  For those who typically live an active lifestyle, the at times unfavorable driving conditions can be very limiting.  Some people become housebound during the winter months and activities seem to drive to a halt.  Some families live a long distance from their elderly loved ones and the distance becomes more apparent during the winter months.  Senior depression around the holidays is very real and can pose some problems for an elderly loved one.   A responsible caregiver can provide the reliable transportation to and from local events and will make sure your loved one is safe while out and about.  A reliable caregiver providing in home senior care might be the perfect gift of peace of mind for you and your family; especially during the holiday season of shopping and dining out.

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.  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.   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.

Across America, families are gathering together to celebrate the holidays.   It’s a time of great expectations, intimacy, and love.  As families come together at this joyous time, it is an opportunity to assess how the seniors in your family are managing.  Especially this time of year, it becomes evident that there is no place like home for the holidays.  Tis the season to give your loved on the gift of remaining in their home to receive the senior care they need. 

This is the year to give the gift of in home senior care that will bring your family peace of mind and allow your elderly loved one to remain independent in their beloved home.  You loved one 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 of Santa Barbara, serving all areas of Santa Barbara, Goleta, Lompoc, Santa Ynez, and Carpinteria, California.