Don’t say, “What can I do to help?” - I need a lot of help; the list is unbearable. But my pride gets in the way of asking. I don’t want you to feel put out. If you really want to help, be specific. Ask if you could do the grocery shopping, or if you…
Options exist for senior widows and widowers who feel isolated because they can no longer drive. Senior centers and churches are good places to start. The local Home Instead Senior Care® office can lend a hand, too.
Depression during the holidays is not uncommon for anyone who has lost loved ones and longs for days gone by when unique traditions, reunions and rituals were a rich part of life.
A special celebration for your senior loved ones doesn’t have to be elaborate. The big night, including a dinner for two, could be a memorable affair that includes great food, music, decorations and a picture display or scrapbook.
Dogs and cats can be a wonderful therapy — mentally and physically — for many senior loved ones, so making an extra effort to accommodate their pets will pay off. Sometime seniors who are struggling with aging issues need help to keep their four-legged friends healthy and well maintained.