Including Your senior in Fall Festivities!
October is a wonderful time to reach out to your seniors and shuts ins, to help them prepare for the winter ahead. The winter months are fast approaching and your seniors may need help in the weeks to come. Raking leaves, grocery shopping, ensuring proper heating system ability, and even taking the trash out may become problematic issues for seniors who have limitations. Seniors who live on their own may be feeling alone or depressed this time of year. The holidays are on their way and the seasons are changing.
There are so many ways you can keep your senior safe and happy this holiday season. Most importantly, safety is the key to providing your senior peace of mind during the holidays. Including the seniors of your life to your fall celebrations will prove to be rewarding and appreciated by all. Here are some tips to ensure your seniors safety during this fall season:
- Help your senior dress appropriately (coats, hats, scarves, gloves, boots)
- Check that your seniors’ heating systems are working properly
- Make sure your seniors prescriptions are filled before inclement weather
- Check to make sure your senior had adequate groceries
- Lastly, remind your senior to use the appropriate assisitive walking devices (ie, canes, walkers, wheelchairs)
Providing proper safety to your seniors during the colder weather months will allow you and your senior to focus more on the happiness of the holidays. Seniors love to spend time with their families. While visiting a haunted house may not be a safe alternative for fun, your senior may enjoy helping to decorate the home. Here’s a few easy ideas to include your senior in the holiday fun:
- Help your senior send holiday cards
- Play holiday music while decorating their home
- Pick apples or visit a family friendly farm
- Make a holiday dish together
- Play a family favorite board game
Wishing you a happy and healthy Fall season from Always Best Care!
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