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Let Your Seniors Enjoy Ho Ho Home for the Holidays!

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Help from the Senior Care Experts at Home Instead Makes It Easier

The holiday season is a time of joy for most people. Often, it includes reminiscing about childhood years and the nostalgia over years gone by. You might remember dressing up in your Sunday best to go to Grandma’s house where Uncle Bert would tell silly jokes. Maybe your Mom and Dad were the hosts, and everyone came to your house for food, fun, and family time. Just because Mom is in a nursing home, or your parents have moved to a retirement community, does not mean you cannot still enjoy family festivities.

Make the holidays even brighter by bringing Mom and Dad home for the holidays. Preparing and planning for all the meals and family while caring for your loved one may seem overwhelming. The home care professionals at Home Instead Senior Care can step in to help. We support families and their loved ones with a variety of services on a regular or as-needed basis.

Suggestions for Bringing Your Senior Home for the Holidays

Even though your parent is now residing in a health care facility, it does not mean they have to stay there for the holiday season. Here are some suggestions to consider when deciding on how you can share this time with your elderly loved one:

  • Discuss holiday plans with him or her: The decision to move into a skilled nursing facility or a retirement home was made for a reason. For example, maybe they need a little assistance with personal care which they now receive on a consistent basis. Coming home for the holidays, even for just a few days, may render your loved one anxious. They may also feel homesick or feel their loss of independence more acutely. Find out if they would like to visit your home before you make plans.
  • Address any particular concerns or needs that Dad may have: Once they say “yes,” have a serious chat about their concerns and needs while they are visiting. For example, if Dad is worried about being lonely while you are at work, come up with solutions. One solution could be to hire an in-home caregiver to be your father’s companion during the day.
  • Remember, Mom may be set in her ways: The older we get, the more we like doing things our way. Mom may love the dependability of a comfortable routine. Consider what you can do to help her feel safe and secure. It might include a personal homecare aid that can keep her on schedule when you are away during the day.
  • Talk with the staff at the facility: The nursing staff knows your senior’s needs, especially their healthcare needs. Talk with the team to figure out the best way to handle your parent while they are in your home. Caring for seniors is different from children and teens. Calling in reinforcements is a viable option for many.

Senior Home Health Care Provides Help for the Holidays!

Enjoy the holidays together while reassuring your aged loved one by enlisting the services of a trained caregiver from Home Instead Senior Care Mississauga. Our caregivers are ready to join in and give you and your family the assistance you need to look after your loved one during the holidays.

Call us at (905) 276-2273 to schedule a no-obligation in-home consultation. Learn more about the compassionate, quality senior care we deliver each day to families in our Mississauga community.


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