Nov 17, 2017 by Garrett Sullivan
If your senior loved one receives Alzheimer’s care, they can become quite reliant on the individual who provides them with the care they need. While an Alzheimer’s care specialist can be a wonderful asset to your family, elderly adults may find it to be difficult if they do not have the care and support they are used to. Having an absent specialist or home care provider can be frustrating.
During the holiday season, there are many seniors and families who will find themselves in a stressful situation, especially when the Alzheimer’s care specialist is not there. If you do plan to have a Thanksgiving celebration with your loved ones and your loved one’s care provider is not available, there are some things you can do to make sure everyone enjoys their time and is safe.
First and foremost, you will want to take a moment to meet with your loved one’s Alzheimer’s care specialist before the holidays. This way, you can learn how to help them use the restroom, bathe, and medication management. The more information that you have, the better. It is imperative that you are completely prepared to handle any situation should it happen throughout the holiday season.
You also want to make sure you check with the Alzheimer’s professional to find out how they handle meal time with your loved one. Maybe there is a special drink your loved one needs to consume or maybe your loved one should take their medication with or without food. These types of tidbits of information are important.
Working closely with your loved one’s care provider can ensure that everyone has a safe and happy holiday season. It is important that you understand what to expect the entire time, this way, you are not caught off guard and everyone will remain safe throughout the holiday.