Nov 30, 2018 by Garrett Sullivan
If you were to think about the holidays, you would likely think about the grandkids coming over to spend time with you, opening presents, and the smell of delicious pies baking away in the oven. These thoughts and smells are all too familiar and they are some of the best. But elderly care experts warn that sometimes the holidays are just too much for seniors and they may become overwhelmed and stressed out. Below, we will talk about some of the ways your loved one can prepare for the holiday without being frustrated.
It can be difficult to plan but it is important that you do. You do not want to be stuck in the holiday rush and you do not want to be up late the night before the big celebration. To avoid the stress that rushing around causes, our elderly care team recommends you plan and start to knock out your activities one by one ahead of time.
Bond with Family That’s in Another State
It can be hard to be away from your family during the holidays but if you are, Skype is a great tool to video chat with them. In addition, you can write letters to one another and include photos to help feel closer to one another.
Our elderly care team can help you save money and set a budget for this holiday season. It can be easy to overspend and go wild on Christmas gifts but if you set a budget and stick to it, the holidays will not cause as much of a financial strain on you.
Create New Traditions
Traditions are fun, and they bring the family closer to one another. Think of a new tradition you can start. Some ideas include cooking a new dish each year, going out to eat instead of cooking, making ornaments with the family, or even getting involved with a charity.
Comfort Keepers elderly care team is here to help you enjoy your holiday and plan for it as best as you can. Don’t let stress keep you down and let us help you out today – call now.