Home Care Blog>In Home Care | December 28, 2018
Dealing with grief during the holiday season | The holiday season is meant to be the time of the year when families get up together to spend some time together. Therefore, the holidays are usually associated with positive feelings. But, there are some people who get depressed at this time of the year. A person who’s lost a close family member, friend, or a spouse, can find it very difficult to stay happy during the holidays.
The reason is that the holidays bring out the feeling of happiness they had with the people who are no longer with them. And the result of that is the feeling of grief. This is something that can be very difficult to deal with, particularly if the person in question is a senior who’s living alone. For those people, holidays can open the doors to depression.
How to Help Grieving Seniors?
If you have a senior loved one who might get struck by grief, there are some things you can do for them. The most important thing is to talk to them openly about this issue. By explaining to them that grief is a normal thing that can occur at any time, you will be able to prepare them emotionally for the upcoming season.
Unfortunately, even if they realize what grief is and how it works, they still might not be able to handle it properly. And the consequences can be really serious. They can sink into depression, anxiety, and fear. The only way to snap them out from the claws of negative emotions is not to let them be alone during the holidays.
How Comfort Keepers Can Help?
If you live far away from Calgary, AB and you’re not able to spend the holidays with your senior loved one, the solution is not to let them stay alone. Instead, why not hire someone to come and check up on them?
Comfort Keepers can do exactly that. This is an agency whose employees provide care at home services to the seniors, regardless of their emotional, physical or mental state. So, even if your aging loved one is perfectly healthy, you can still hire Comfort Keepers to give them compassion care.
At Comfort Keepers®, we create individual care plans for every client. These plans include wellness goals that consider physical, mental and emotional health. Our caregivers can help support physician-prescribed diet and exercise plans, provide medication reminders, provide transportation to appointments and help seniors engage in the activities they love the most. And, our caregivers can help senior stay connected with loved ones through video chats, phone calls and care updates. We believe that every senior should experience the best in life.
Contact the Comfort Keepers Calgary office to learn more about how we can help maintain safety, comfort, and happiness in the home.