In-home Caregivers San Marcos Happy Holidays

In-home Caregivers in San Marcos Wish You Happy Holidays

In-home Caregivers in San Marcos Want Seniors to Enjoy the Holidays

How do you feel when everyone has finally left your house, or you return to your own home after gathering with the family for Thanksgiving? Happy, full of food, and completely exhausted, most likely. Just think how tired your senior family members must be, with the marathon of Thanksgiving activity that spans several days for most families. Most seniors have settled into a normal, low-energy daily routine, and the holidays can throw them into a flurry of activity that threatens their health. In-home caregivers in San Marcos want to make sure you know how you can help your elderly loved ones enjoy—and recover from—the holidays this year.

Prepare and Recover

Make sure your loved one knows what to expect when the holidays arrive. Don’t assume that he or she knows where they are going for a family gathering, or even what day it is. Remind seniors frequently about upcoming changes to their routine, so that they can mentally prepare for them. Make arrangements for prescriptions and any physical exercise routines to continue uninterrupted. And after the holidays are over, take the time to help them make the transition back to “normal” life. When family has finally gone home, a senior can be vulnerable to feelings of depression when the house is suddenly quiet again.

Make the Holidays Special

Do you know what your elderly parent’s favorite holiday traditions are? Make sure they are prominently featured in your family’s celebration. Keep your senior closely involved in what’s going on, not leaving them to watch from the sidelines. At the same time, be sensitive to the signs of fatigue. If a senior’s normal bedtime is 8:00, don’t lose track of the time—make sure he isn’t kept up too late. Lack of sleep can lead to low immunity and open the door to illness.

Call On In-home Caregivers in San Diego County

Heading to the mall for some Christmas shopping? That may not be the best environment for your senior loved ones. Contact your in-home caregivers in San Diego County for expert, compassionate care while you handle the holiday preparations. We look forward to helping you make the holidays happy for everyone in your family!

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Tim Colling

Tim Colling is the founder and President of A Servant's Heart In-Home Care, which provided in-home caregiving services in San Diego County, and also of A Servant's Heart Geriatric Care Management, which provided
professional geriatric care management services and long term care placement services in San Diego County. Tim has more than 30 years of experience in management in a variety of industries. He held a Certified Care Manager credential from the National Academy of Certified Care Managers. Tim is also a Certified Public Accountant (retired), and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from California State University at San Diego. In addition to writing blog posts here for the Servant’s Heart blog, Tim also is a regular contributor to HealthLine.com and to FamilyAffaires.com as well as blogs of other eldercare services provider companies. Finally, Tim is also the president of A Servant's Heart Web Design and Marketing, which provides home care marketing as well as website design and online marketing for those who serve the elderly and their families.

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