HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM CARE RESOLUTIONS!!!
We hope that this holiday season brings warm cheer to you and your loved ones.
Please remember to keep your walkways and ramps clear of any snow or ice to ensure that an aide can get safely into the home. If you’d like assistance in finding someone to shovel or plow, please let us know.
We have staff available for extra shifts during the holiday season if you’re looking for a second set of hands. Please inquire if you have a need during the holiday season or year round.
There are many times during the year when memories and emotions are aroused. Holidays can be especially sad or stressful for those caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s or Dementia.
Here are some tips and hints:
Help for the family caregiver
- Sometimes new, simpler traditions can be exciting and easier on everyone
- Balance solitude with socialness: Solitude can renew strength as well as being with people you care about
- Relive happy memories
- Counter the conspiracy of silence: break the ice of mentioning to other family members about your loved one who has Alzheimer’s disease
- Ask for assistance
Making it easier for the person with Alzheimer’s
- Encourage them to participate in some part of the preparation
- Remember that smaller, quieter gatherings are less stressful – prepare your loved one by telling them who will be visiting – keep regular routines and sleep patterns
- Be prepared to provide distraction and redirection if your loved one begins to become confused, agitated, or angry
Hints for visiting family members
- try to visit earlier in the day – keep visits brief – usually better to limit number of people at one time (non group visits)
- don’t shun or ignore the Alzheimer’s loved one. Talk about the day, weather, grandchildren, holidays in the past
- remember togetherness of the moment is more important than a coherent conversation
WISHING A SAFE & MEMORY FILLED HOLIDAY SEASON TO YOU & YOURS!!
Erica Tomasello, CEO
If you or an aging loved one are considering Home Care Services in Wellesley MA, or anywhere in Eastern Massachusetts, please call the caring staff at CARE Resolutions – (508) 906-5572.