When your loved one lives at home it can leave you wondering how to include them in traditional holiday celebrations. It does take some adjusting, but it is possible to include senior loved ones in holiday celebrations so that everyone feels the joy and hears the laughter. Here are some suggestions on activities to carry the merrymaking to your loved ones.
What to do before Christmas and Hanukkah:
Whether they live in their own home, assisted living or a nursing home, you can enjoy these things together:
How to handle the holiday itself:
Depending upon the situation of your family, visiting a family member at home on a holiday can be challenging. However, if your loved one is fully cognitive and knows it is Christmas Day or Hanukkah, it is important to visit them.
Making sure your senior is well cared for will reduce your stress and help them to enjoy the holidays.