Christmas is a time of enjoying a friends-and-family, reminiscing, and engaging in favorite traditions. As a family caregiver, this year maybe even more important than ever due to the new perspective you may have on your elderly adult. Preserving memories with your elderly loved one this Christmas so you can look back on though can be one of the most beautiful ways you connect to your senior during this time of year, and a wonderful way to reconnect with them even years down the line when your caregiver journey comes to an end.
Let these ideas inspire you four ways to preserve memories of your elderly loved one from this Christmas:
- Take plenty of pictures. Don’t just focus on the posed pictures, or pictures of things you think other people will want to see. Instead, take candid pictures all that happens during the holiday season
- Record your aging loved one preparing a favorite meal or dish. This video will then become a special keepsake you will enjoy watching over and over at the Christmas season
- Make ornaments with your senior, being sure to add the date on to them. The options for what the ornaments that look like are literally endless, so come up with designs that integrate your elderly parent as an individual. Designs using fingerprints or handprints are always particularly meaningful
- If you own your home and have enough space in the yard, purchase a small potted Christmas tree. Work with your senior to plant this tree in the yard
Whether you are actively trying to preserve memories of your senior or just enjoying some time together, having a home care provider can be tremendously beneficial. This care provider can be here with your senior year during activities and events where you are present. This ensures they have access to it continued consistent care and support so they can participate in the activities as possible, you can enjoy yourself, and both if you can feel confident they have the care they need.
Your parent deserves to live their best life as they age in place, and giving them a diversified, engaging lifestyle with the help of home care can enable you to give it to them. The personalized care of an in-home senior care services provider offers mental and emotional stimulation, encourages independence and activity, and helps your parent experience a more fulfilling lifestyle throughout their later years. As their family caregiver, this means you can take a step back from their care and focus on other responsibilities in your life, as well as maintaining the value of your parent-child relationship with them.
IF YOU OR AN AGING LOVED-ONE ARE CONSIDERING CAREGIVERS IN AVONDALE, AZ, CONTACT THE CARING STAFF AT GOLDEN HEART SENIOR CARE. CALL TODAY (623) 748-3301.