Including the elderly at Christmas

elderly at christmas

At this time of year it can be easy for people to get caught up in life and give a lack of attention to others who need it the most; but there are a few things we can do to ensure we help the elderly people out around us. After all Christmas and Winter is a time to be spent with others.

To ensure your loved one feels included throughout the Christmas period think of some simple tasks and activities to do together such as putting up some decorations in their home or playing a board or card game together. Ask them to help out such as making decorations with grandchildren or prepare some vegetables for dinner.

Simply being there for our elderly family can also be the best thing for them and by spending time together it can keep their spirits up. Catch up with them over a cup of tea and maybe take a box of chocolates with a Christmas card over. Not only will the company cheer them up but the gifts will leave a lasting impression on their day.

If you’re feeling rushed off your feet then regular phone calls can really help prevent feelings of loneliness or maybe set them up with a basic tablet so you can video call will help them feel included if they can’t be with you.

If you are unable to go visit someone you usually care for during the Christmas holidays, you could look at home care services such as social companionship. At Right at Home East Lancashire our companion carers will act as both a friend and carer to your loved one. Our service enables your loved one to remain fully independent, whilst also reassuring you that they are well and not alone.

If you would like to find out more about our companionship care services please call us on 01254 658899.

 

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