Posted on Nov 23, 2016
Happy Thanksgiving with In Home Care for Seniors
Thanksgiving is the holiday most known for food and spending time with those we love most. We take the time to indulge in treats and company every year on the last Thursday of November. We take the time to travel to visit relatives that might not live nearby. Enjoying the company of those we love is most cherished this time of year.
This holiday season, it’s important to take the time to visit those who may not get out as often as they would like. Our elderly loved ones do appreciate the phone call to just say hi and a visit whenever possible. This Thanksgiving, make it a point to pick up the phone or stop in to deliver fresh food. If at all possible, move the celebration to their home so they won’t have to leave the house
It’s always great when we can take time out to visit an elderly loved on in their home. In some instances, this is not always possible. When an elderly loved one lives a long distance from family, it is important to make sure that someone stops by to check on them or deliver some food this holiday season. A professional caregiver can not only prepare a healthy meal, but also deliver the food if that is preferred. The caregiver can also give your family peace of mind, knowing they will also make sure to visit and have a conversation that will surely keep your loved one in high spirits.
When preparing a meal for senior loved one, it is helpful to keep their special needs in mind. Make food that is easy to chew and swallow such as mashed potatoes, squash and other soft food items. Reduce salt on prepared food, as our elderly loved ones don’t want a spike in blood pressure or water retention. Whenever possible, make dishes that are high in nutrition because as we age, appetites decline and foods need to provide more for the body when consumed.
Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday centered on love, conversation and togetherness. When an elderly loved one is unable to participate in these family celebrations, bring the gathering to them, include them in a phone call, or send a compassionate caregiver to visit and spend some time. We all have a lot to be thankful for; and this is the time of year to appreciate all that we have in life and relationships. If we have love, we truly have it all.
If you would like to learn more about caring and consistent in home senior care and the many benefits of professional elderly care or dementia and Alzheimer’s care, call Senior Helpers to speak to a senior care specialist today 423-710-1500! 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 Chattanooga provides a wide range of services including Alzheimer’s and dementia care, personal assistance, companionship, and so much more to all areas of Chattanooga, Hixson, Cleveland, Ooltewah, Signal Mountain, and surrounding areas.