Spending the Holidays with Family, VA White Plains 

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People love the holidays for various reasons. Some people love the weather outside. Other people love the festive mood. Visiting Angels White Plains explains how many seniors look forward to the holiday season because of the time they get to spend with their families. 

Visiting Angels White Plains brings up how seniors can benefit from spending some time with the children in their families. A senior can play a board game with their grandchild. A senior can watch a movie with their grandchild. A senior can even read a book to a child. At the end of the day, a senior can actually gain some energy and positivity by spending some time with a younger family member. Spending time with their grandchildren can bring happiness during the colder months. 

To read the full article, you may visit the importance of family this holiday season

Senior Care During the Holidays, VA Garland 

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If you currently live far away from your aging loved one, you might be worried about the upcoming holiday season. Your worries can increase if you cannot visit your loved one during the holidays this year. If you are worried, try relying on Visiting Angels Garland’s home care services. While you are away, a professional caregiver can look after your aging loved one to provide the care they need. For instance, if your loved one needs help communicating with their family and friends during the holidays, a caregiver can help. If your loved one needs emotional support, a caregiver can help. 

To read the full article, you may visit long distance senior care during the holidays

Caregivers During the Holidays, VA Flagstaff 

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What is your favorite thing about the holidays? Most people love spending time with their loved ones; however, there are many seniors who are alone during the holidays. If you would like to provide seniors with the support they need, consider becoming a professional caregiver for this holiday season. Visiting Angels Flagstaff goes through four reasons you should become a senior caregiver. 

If you do decide to become a caregiver, you can provide companionship services. In other words, you can build real bonds with your clients and provide seniors with friendship during the holiday season. You can help your client prepare delicious food during the holiday, you can play some board games with your client, you can look through photo albums with your client, and so on. Overall, you can help seniors avoid another lonely holiday season. 

For more information, you may visit four wonderful reasons to be a senior caregiver during the holidays

The Upcoming Holidays, VA Farmington MO 

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Are you looking forward to the upcoming holidays? Is your senior loved one looking forward to the upcoming holidays? If you both are excited, consider taking a look at the helpful advice that Visiting Angels Farmington MO highlights. 

All in all, Visiting Angels Farmington MO shares six suggestions. One great suggestion is to take your aging loved one shopping. The best time to shop would be now. If you can, try to avoid shopping for gifts last minute. Shopping last-minute not only limits the gifts you can choose from, but it can also make shopping for gifts a tedious task. While there are still a couple of weeks left, take your senior loved one to a couple of different stores. You can help them make choices, give input, and more. 

To read the full article, you may visit prepping for the upcoming holidays with your senior loved ones

Visiting Angels Chelmsford Discusses The Holidays 

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Are you worried about the upcoming holidays? If you are, you should consider preparing some things ahead of time. Preparing a couple of things can help soothe your nerves. Visiting Angels Chelmsford discusses how you can prepare for the holidays. 

One important part of the holidays is the food. So, you can try to decide on the meals you will serve ahead of time. For instance, if you have a small family, you can sit down and chat with each person. Ask each person what they would like to eat and try to come up with a small meal plan for the holidays. On the other hand, if you are having a potluck this year, you should try making a Google sheet with everyone’s name and the food they will provide. The Google sheet will give everyone an idea of the food that will be served and repeats can be avoided. 

For more information, you may visit preparing for the holidays

Caring for Seniors During the Holidays, VA SWCO 

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October is about to come to an end, meaning that this year will soon be over. As this year comes to a close, people are preparing for the holidays to come. Visiting Angels Southwest Colorado offers advice to help families who are looking after senior loved ones during the holiday season. If you are looking after an aging loved one, try to provide your loved one with as many healthy meals as you can. Yes, large holiday meals are delicious but they are not always the healthiest. Between holiday meals, provide your loved one with healthy foods. 

To read the full article, you may visit elder care during holiday times

Seniors and Depression After the Holidays, VA Atlanta East

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When it comes to the holidays, people are usually happy. Not only do people get to spend more time with their loved one’s during the holidays, they make memories, and have various other reasons to be grateful. The problem is, once the holidays are over, many people tend to feel down. Visiting Angels Atlanta East discusses depression in seniors. 

Not everyone responds to depression the same. For example, did you know that seniors, and those who are younger, can experience different symptoms of depression? Visiting Angels Atlanta East explains how seniors can experience confusion, irritability, and they can have trouble sleeping at night. There are a couple of ways to deal with those symptoms. The following are a couple of tips offered by Visiting Angels. 

  • Set up a routine – A simple day-to-day routine can make a big difference. A routine can help lower depression and anxiety symptoms because a routine provides stability. When someone feels stable, they feel like they have control and they know that to expect from their day. 
  • Stay active – As long as Somone tries to exercise for at least 30 minutes a day, those 30 minutes can make a big difference.  

For more information, you may visit fighting depression in seniors after the holidays

The Holidays with Seniors, VA NNMP

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This holiday season is unique because of COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines. While social distancing continues to be implemented, that does not mean that families cannot enjoy the holiday season. Visiting Angels Northern Neck-Middle Peninsula discusses how families can celebrate the holidays during COVID-19. 

Visiting Angels NNMP brings up five questions that you should ask yourself before planning anything for the holidays. First, you should ask yourself if you know how many COVID-19 cases are in your community. If you do not know, you should do some research do find out the most recent number of cases in your community. If the number of cases are high, then it would not be safe to either host a celebration or attend a celebration. 

On the other hand, if you are planning to celebrate with a small number of people, you should still consider the venue. Will there be enough space for everyone to practice social distancing? Will you provide disinfectant for everyone? What will you do if a guest does not wear a mask? Maybe you should also consider the benefits of hosting a virtual celebration. 

For more information, you may visit how to celebrate the holidays with seniors during COVID-19

Seniors and the Holiday Blues, VA St. Louis Park

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There are plenty of people who love the holidays and they can feel extremely happy during the holiday season. There are also plenty of people who feel sad and lonely during the holiday season. Those who feel sad during the holidays are said to have the holiday blues. Visiting Angels St. Louis Park explains the holiday blues. 

Living far away from family and friends can be difficult for anyone. However, seniors find it more difficult to be apart from their loved ones during the holiday season. You see, the holidays emphasize the importance of spending time with family and friends. Thus, seniors could want to spend time with their loved ones, but if their loved ones are far away, they end up alone during the holidays. Missing loved ones and being alone can make anyone feel the holiday blues. 

Visiting Angels St. Louis Park also mentions how the loss of a loved one can make a senior feel the holiday blues. The holiday season can bring up old memories that people tend to forget about. Seniors can feel sad reminiscing about a loved one who has passed on. 

For more information, you may visit Holiday Blues

The Seniors and The Holiday Blues, VA Knoxville

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When you think of the holidays, are you happy? While you might associate the holidays with positive emotions and experiences, not everyone views the holidays the same way. Some people actually feel down during the holidays. Visiting Angels Knoxville discusses how you can help a loved one who feels the holiday blues. 

If your aging loved one lives far away from you, and any other family members, they might be feeling lonely. The holidays are meant to be spent with the ones you love. So, instead of leaving your loved one alone, you can try to accommodate things for them. You can call your senior loved one during the holidays and video chat with them for a couple of hours so they do not feel lonely. If your loved one does not know how to use technology, you can rely on Visiting Angels Knoxville’s social care services to help. 

To read the full article, you may visit Beating the Holiday Blues for Seniors