Posted on Dec 12, 2014
Give the Gift of Help and In Home Care for the Elderly
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 some holiday shopping and dining out. Your elderly loved one might also see this assistance as a gift from the heart, as well, because this would be time spent together. This holiday season is the perfect excusea to carve out time to spend with those we love.
You may have a family member who provides the bulk of the caregiving for an elderly family member. Perhaps they would like a break to attend to their holiday needs. Giving the gift of help would entail offering to care your elderly loved one, even for just a few hours, so your family member can get away to recharge and regroup in preparation for the holidays.
When it comes to spending time with elderly loved ones, sharing the simple joys in life can be very rewarding. If your loved one loves to bake but you would prefer they do not attempt this alone, a festive cookie decorating afternoon can give you peace of mind and give your loved one a wonderful day.
If you have discovered that your elderly loved one is a bit down during this holiday season, you might find that helping them to decorate their home with even a tabletop tree and some lights can be what they need to boost their mood. This gift of help through decorating and helping your loved one get into the holiday spirit.
If you would like to learn more about gift ideas for seniors and in home elderly care, call Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara to speak to a senior care specialist today 805-687-7777! The compassionate senior care specialists at Senior Helpers can show you the many benefits of professional senior care at home or dementia and Alzheimer’s care. The senior care specialist will 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 and in home assisted living 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 Santa Barbara provides a wide range of services including Alzheimer’s and dementia care, personal assistance, companionship, and so much more to all areas of Santa Barbara, Goleta, Lompoc, Santa Ynez, and Carpinteria, California.