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Holiday Home Services for Seniors

By Debbie Humphrey

We all have our favorite family traditions we observe during the holidays, and that is especially true for seniors. They’ve been celebrating Christmas or Hanukah for many decades, and there are certain things that mean a great deal to our aging loved ones, even if they can’t manage the tasks by themselves anymore. Always take special care to remember important holiday home services for seniors in your life.

Decorations. Caregivers recognize the importance of keeping with tradition and keeping the holidays happy days in the homes of elderly loved-ones. They will set up a lovely tree and decorate the home with special adornments used consistently during the holidays. This means the world to senior loved ones who treasure their precious mementoes and memories of holidays past.

Christmas Cards. Although many people opt for digital greetings to family and friends these days, most seniors are not tech-savvy and would prefer the old fashioned way of signing and mailing holiday cards. Caregivers can make sure envelopes are addressed properly and legibly, and they will get them stamped and in the mail for timely delivery.

Gifts. It’s not all about giving gifts during the holidays, but it is a long-standing tradition both young and old observe. If it is not feasible for a senior to get out and go shopping alone, caregivers are a great option to help! They can accompany the elderly, or successfully manage personal shopping, and they will finish the task by beautifully preparing and wrapping gifts for family, friends, and neighbors.

Recipes. There’s nothing like the traditional family recipes passed down from generation to generation, especially those that are reminiscent of the holidays. Caregivers are happy to help prepare those delicious dishes for special occasions, and they will gladly deliver as gifts to friends and family when it’s no longer feasible for a senior to do so independently.

Attire. It is incredibly important that ladies feel beautiful during the holidays and always! It is a boost to a woman’s self esteem and overall well-being to get their hair and nails done, and even apply makeup to feel ready for the holiday with family and friends. The same is true for men who take pride in their appearance by dressing in a nice shirt and tie, and sporting freshly-shined shoes. Caregivers can assist elderly ladies in selecting a lovely dress, jewelry and accessories, and they happily launder and iron gentlemen’s shirts and polish their shoes in preparation for the big day.

The compassionate caregivers at Home Helpers are ready, willing, and able to lend a helping hand during the holidays. Call today to schedule an in-home consultation, and prepare to spread joy with holiday home services for seniors in your life! 727-942-2539