Taking Care of Your Loved Ones During the Holidays

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At Choice Health Management, the holidays are a treasured time to help celebrate with our residents. Each year, we are honored to share in this important tradition with your family and we enjoy planning each festive event. By adding your own personal touches, you can help make the holidays for your loved ones a joyous occasion.

Bring Memories from Home

Including your own traditions for your loved ones in assisted or independent living can help the holidays feel like home. Bring copies of old photos to display on the walls. If you had a holiday tradition, like a special meal or snack, bring some for the occasion. Ask them to help with the preparation to the best of their ability. Make sure their living area reflects the season by stringing up old fashion popcorn garland and lights. If you have family holiday ornaments, bring them as well. Not only will the festivities bring seasonal joy but it can help you both to reconnect.

Get Involved in the Fun

At Choice Health Management, we enjoy planning events year-round for our residents. The holidays bring plenty of opportunities to get involved in the fun. Ask your loved one what events interest them, and get to know their neighbors and friends. Join them for coffee hour or volunteer to help them find holiday gifts. You can also accompany your loved ones to holiday recreational activities. If you have any questions about how you can help get involved, please feel free to speak to our staff.

Avoid Overstimulation

With the excitement of the season, it can be easy to try and do it all. Make sure you stay alert for signs of potential stress or exhaustion in your loved ones. If they start to get agitated, escort them to a quiet area and limit activies for the next few hours. Our staff is also here to help. If you feel like your love one is becoming overwhelmed and you require assistance, a member of our team will be happy to offer support.

Helping your loved one enjoy the holiday festivities can bring joy for you both. By incorporating your family traditions and getting involved, you can ensure they have a happy new year. If you have any questions on how you can help this holiday season, please contact our team today.