Senior Health and Wellbeing | November 22, 2017
Christmas and Chanukah are right around the corner. Holidays provide families and friends a chance to gather and celebrate important events in their lives. The holidays also allow loved ones to check up senior and elderly family members.
Observing family holiday traditions—like gathering around the Christmas tree to sing favorite carols or lighting a Menorah—can go a long way to adding joy and comfort to a senior’s family holiday celebration.
Holiday gatherings also give adult children an opportunity to talk with their parents to sense and observe whether they are doing well or if they may need help to maintain their independence.
The Mayo Clinic for instance, suggests certain signs and changes to look for. These can include:
These kinds of observations open the opportunity to talk with aging parents about their possible need for accommodations or assistance around the home. Emotional partings at the end of holiday reunions could, in fact, have something to do with the seniors feeling less confident than they used to in living independently.
Now is the time to invite them to share their concerns, find out how you can help and discuss with them options, such as in-home caregivers who can assist with the things they are beginning to have difficulty with.
Comfort Keepers®’ trained caregivers help provide senior clients with the highest quality of life possible to keep them happy and healthy at home. Our Interactive Caregiving™ provides a system of care that addresses safety, nutrition, mind, body, and activities of daily living (ADLs).
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