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Holidays

It's during a visit home for the holidays that many people first realize a parent may need help to continue living at home. What should you be looking for? This section includes a holiday checklist to help you analyze the situation and keep your loved one healthy and safe.

A Celebration for All Ages

If you're already caring for an aging relative, finding ways to celebrate special occasions while dealing with health issues can be challenging, especially for those who are homebound. We've gathered ideas for making a meal special, creating a festive mood and surprising your family member with entertainment or a customized gift. And speaking of gifts, we've shared articles listing popular, affordable gifts found on seniors' wish lists, as well as practical suggestions appropriate in today's budget-conscious economy.

The Gift of Time

Staying active is vital, and during the holidays it's especially important to prevent isolation. Keep reading for ideas for outings, get-togethers and activities that offer the most treasured gift—your companionship.

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Senior Holiday Checklist

You've just returned to your childhood home for the holidays, but things don't look the same. Are the conditions of aging jeopardizing your senior's health and safety at home? Complete this checklist provided by Home Instead®, the international caregiving company. If you see any of these situations, your senior may need extra help.

Personal Gifts Often the Most Popular for Father's Day

Perplexed about what to get Dad this Father's Day? It's sometimes difficult to buy for seniors, especially if they're no longer able to do what they may have enjoyed in their younger years. You can never go wrong with a personal gift, though, or even something that you make yourself.

Practical, Economical Gifts for Seniors Most Popular, Say Retailer and Local Senior-Care Company

Tough time finding the right gift for mom or dad? The economic slowdown may make it easier to shop for seniors wanting practical, economical gifts according to Home Instead. In case you still are having trouble thinking of that special gift, read the indispensable Ten Practical and Economical Gifts for Seniors…

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Holiday Senior Care (1 of 4)

Mary Alexander from Home Instead® shares few things we can do to manage expectations and make the holidays fun, all while minimizing stress for caregivers and their families.

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Preparing for the Holidays: Holiday Senior Care (2 of 4)

To help holiday trips with your senior loved ones go smoother, try some of the tips covered in this video.

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Helpful Tips for Families and Friends: Holiday Senior Care (3 of 4)

During busy family gatherings, it's important for everyone to be aware of and considerate of elderly family members' needs.

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Beat the Blues: Holiday Senior Care (4 of 4)

The holidays can be stressful, confusing or even depressing for seniors if their mental, physical & emotional needs are not taken into account.

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