November 26, 2013

Senior-FriendlyThe holiday season is fast approaching! Thanksgiving is right around the corner and the December celebrations will be right on its heels. This is one of the happiest times of the year—and the most stressful, especially if surplus family members and loved ones are involved. Seniors love their families and want to be included in holiday events, but some things may require modification in order to enable everyone to fully enjoy themselves. Here are a few tips and reminders that will benefit you both:

  • Include frail elderly family members in holiday preparations and activities only to the extent they are willing or able to participate.
  • A great idea is to ask seniors what they need and how they want to celebrate. Their answers may surprise you.
  • If the senior has some form of dementia, keep a normal daily routine if possible.
  • Make certain your loved one knows that you’re happy they’re with you and that you appreciate their legacy.
  • Challenge yourself to match the tempo of your frail elderly relatives or friends. The holidays are a great time to slow down instead of speed up.
  • Continuum is always here for you if extra support is needed during the holidays.

We at Continuum have much to be thankful for, and our relationships with our clients, employees, and friends in the field are at the top of the list. We wish you and your loved ones a happy and blessed holiday season!