The holidays are a wonderful time of year; however, there can be a lot of pressure associated with the holiday season. While aging can bring wisdom and experience, there are struggles that many seniors may face, especially during this time of year. The team at BeeHive Home Care is here to bring awareness of the holiday blues for your elderly loved ones.
Here are a few tips to consider this season:
- Listen: Make it a point to actively listen to your loved ones. The holidays are a time when many reminisce about what has been. Open conversation is a great way to spend time with an aging family member and lift their spirits.
- Get Festive: Adding festive touches to a loved one’s home or room can bring holiday cheer to them. You may also provide baked goods or items that are a family tradition. Especially as our loved ones age it is important to get familiar items that represent the family history and holiday customs.
- Show love: The most important thing you can do for an elderly family member is to make them feel loved and included, especially during the holidays. Looking at family photos or watching home videos may be an enjoyable occasion. Seasonal music and crafts are also an option for those in group homes who cannot go out and participate in traditional holiday activities.
- Create new memories: It is never too late to create new memories. If your loved one cannot participate in certain family traditions, make new ones to share.
At BeeHive Home Care of New Mexico, we care for your loved ones like we do our own family. We know that the holidays can be difficult, and we aim to show your loved ones the care and holiday cheer they deserve. If you are looking for in-home care services for your loved one, we are here to help. Reach out to our team at any time.