Posted on Dec 05, 2013
Holiday Helpers and In Home Elderly Care
It is hard to believe that the holidays are already here. The holiday spirit is difficult to avoid when the malls and city streets are lined with twinkling lights and sparkly garland. Some radio stations have converted to solely playing Christmas music for the month of December. You may be busy with shopping for gifts and gathering decorations to create a festive atmosphere in your home and office. There’s no ignoring it now; the holidays are here.
While the holidays may be a festive and fun time of year for you and your family, you may have an elderly loved one who is housebound due to frailty. They may find it difficult to get into the holiday spirit because digging out the holiday decorations is a chore and can be dangerous to do alone if they are stored in the attic or around heavy boxes in the basement. It’s this time of year that we need to take extra steps to include our elderly loved ones in the holiday spirit. This may mean helping to put up their Christmas tree and hanging some festive lights around their home. You may want to put the lights on a timer so they don’t even have to worry about going outside to plug and unplug them. It will mean a lot to your elderly loved one for you to come over and bake some holiday cookies with them. The smell of fresh baked goods is sure to get any Grinch into the holiday mood!
If you find that your elderly loved one is unable to travel alone due to poor vision, medication, or other reasons, they may appreciate holiday help with shopping for gifts. Transportation to and from local malls and stores will help them to focus on choosing presents for their loved ones and not worrying about coordinating with public transportation. Having someone accompany your elderly loved one will also ease your mind that they are safe. If your loved one has been feeling isolated and alone, seeing the holiday decorations and being a part of the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping may lift their spirits. If taking your elderly loved one out of the home to shop is not an option, they may find it beneficial to shop online. There are many discounted shopping sites that offer sales and specials including free shipping that may make shopping online better than fighting the hectic holiday shopping crowds.
We understand that the holiday season is busy and you may not be able to provide the assistance your elderly loved one needs on a regular basis. This is why Senior Helpers has a Holiday Helpers program to assist with baking, shopping, cooking, decorating, and holiday card writing. The compassionate caregivers from Senior Helpers want to make your senior loved one happy and provide them with all they need to prepare for the holiday season.
If you would like to learn more about professional in home help for the holidays and the many benefits of in home senior care or dementia and Alzheimer’s care, call Senior Helpers of Tampa to speak to a senior care specialist today 813-878-2900! Senior Helpers can provide the holiday helpers for your loved one to get them into the festive spirit this year. The compassionate senior care specialists at Senior Helpers can also guide you through the process of receiving the Veterans Administration Aid and Attendance Benefit and how it could help your elderly loved one stay in the comforts of their own home for as long as possible while receiving the level of care they need. Senior Helpers of Tampa provides a wide range of services including Alzheimer’s and dementia care, personal assistance, companionship, and so much more to all areas of Tampa, Temple Terrace, Town 'n' Country, Lutz, and Carrollwood Florida.