Holiday Blues and Helping Seniors Overcome It
The holiday is a period of merriment, of clinking champagne glasses, serving the best dishes, and spending time with family and friends, however for some- it can be terribly lonesome.
Festivities could intensify a senior’s loss by triggering happy memories that no longer exist in the present time. Here at Home Health in Houston, Texas, we’re proactive in handling cases of social isolation, especially ones that could lead to depression.
Here are some ways to keep your loved ones engaged during the holiday season:
- Give Them Your Time of the Day
We get that a lot of people have their hands full on winter holidays, with things like organizing family dinners and running errands so we encourage family members to arrange your schedule ahead of time so you can squeeze in a few minutes to talk to your loved one who might be feeling disconnected. With our Skilled Nursing Facility in Texas, we have senior care providers who offer companionship.
- Make It More Personal for Them
They might not be making demands as much as other family members, or hardly have any input with celebrations for the past years, but just because they seem uninterested doesn’t mean they want to feel excluded. Go out of your way to buy decorations that you know they would like or cook their favorite food. Buy them a gift to show them you’re thinking of them.
Elderly Care requires more than just good physical health, it also means being in tune you’re your loved one’s psychological needs, so they are motivated to keep moving forward.
Our Allied Home Health is here to lend a helping hand in looking after the well-being of aging seniors in the comfort of their homes.