Christmas and New Years are only a few days away. You’ve made all your travel plans and any other necessary arrangements. You know which family member is hosting, who’s doing the cooking, and who has to bring the dessert. Something we hope you haven’t forgotten is care-giving during the holidays. Finding a caregiver for elderly parents or other loved ones gives seniors a chance to enjoy the holidays as much as possible. The holiday season often brings unwelcome stress, anxiety and depression. And it’s no wonder. The holidays present a dizzying array of demands. Such as: parties, shopping, baking, cleaning and entertaining, to name just a few.
When considering elderly home care services this Holiday Season, there are a few factors that should be priority…
It seems everything gets amplified over the holidays. There’s more cooking and cleaning to be done, more occasions to go out shopping, and just more work overall around the home. Holiday caregivers should be ready to help seniors handle the extra workload. Seniors don’t want to be prevented from enjoying the excitement of the season, and caregivers play a big role in making sure this doesn’t happen.
As much as we want seniors to enjoy the holiday season, we can’t get carried away. A major part of senior care is making sure they are keeping up with their health regimens. That means any medications, dietary restrictions, or other health requirements that need to be followed throughout the season.
Depending on what level of dependability your senior loved one may need, personal care may be a significant portion. If this is the case, the Caregiver is expected to help with routine daily activities, such as bathing, getting them dressed, helping them with their meals, and more.
The holidays are all about family, friends, and being together with those you love. Seniors who are unable to be around family feel the sting of being alone much more during the holidays. Sometimes the most helpful duty a caregiver can provide is being a companion to a senior who is away from family.
When you hire a Caregiver, seniors and their family get the benefit of senior care. We know how important the holidays are to so many seniors, thus when you hire Affordable Senior Placement of South Florida, we will go out of our way to be even more accommodating to your loved ones need, this time of year and the next!
If you are a family looking for extra support for your senior loved one over the holiday, contact us today!