Senior Health and Wellbeing | January 20, 2022
Seniors and Post-Holiday Blues | As the end of the holidays approaches, many people feel relief knowing the hustle and bustle is nearly done. Yet the day after decorations are packed away and the leftovers are in the freezer, surprisingly that relief can be replaced with feelings of depression, especially for seniors. Older adults are more likely to have difficulty with both pre- and post-holiday blues if they are more isolated from family and friends. Seniors are also more likely to be suffering from ill health, which can exacerbate feelings of depression that may arise after the holidays. According to the American Geriatrics Society, seniors may also feel blue after the holidays if they are facing money issues, and spent beyond a budget.
For seniors, the holidays bring up feelings of loss and loneliness for a spouse or close friends who have passed. If it’s the first holiday season one faces without his or her spouse or a life-long friend, that pain is still fresh.
When it’s more than post- holiday blues for the senior
Sometimes feelings of depression are more than just the post-holiday blues. Listed are some symptoms that may warrant treatment by a doctor. Those who are experiencing these symptoms should consult a doctor or a clinical counselor right away.
Our goal is to provide uplifting in-home care that benefits seniors and their families. The individualized care plans we create for our clients consider physical goals as well as non-physical mental health needs. Our caregivers can provide companionship or transportation to community events, and support physician-prescribed exercise regimens, provide companionship and help to families that want to stay connected through technology. We strive to elevate the human spirit through quality, compassionate, joyful care.
To learn more about our in-home care services, contact your local Comfort Keepers Edmonton location today.
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