As the holiday season gets into full swing many people are thinking about shopping and the joy that comes with choosing the perfect gifts for friends and family. These gifts are a way to show that you are thinking about the people you love and to spread happiness throughout the season.
For elderly adults, however, this shopping may not be as easy or as enjoyable as it is for you. Mobility limitations, no longer driving, and other challenges can make it so that your parent cannot simply go out and shop the mall for items for their loved ones. This can lead to sadness, depression, withdrawal, and feelings that they are no longer as relevant to the holiday celebrations. Even if you offer to shop for them, this loss of independence can be emotionally challenging and dampen the holiday season. Fortunately, a home care services provider may be able to help.
Some ways that a home care services provider can help your senior with holiday shopping include:
Starting home care services for your aging parent can be one of the best decisions that you can make for them during the course of your caregiver journey with them. An in-home senior care services provider can be there with your elderly parent on a customized schedule to ensure that they have continued, consistent access to the care, assistance, and support that they need to manage their individual challenges and limitations, and to pursue a lifestyle that is as active, engaged, and fulfilling as possible as they age in place.
These highly personalized services can include safe and reliable transportation to where they need and want to go, assistance with personal care needs, physical support and assistance with mobility issues, help with fulfillment of activities of daily living, companionship, and more. As a family caregiver, it can give you tremendous peace of mind knowing that your senior is in good hands both when you are able to be with them and when you are not.