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The 12 Days of Home Care

Posted by ComForCare on December 9, 2015 at 10:18 AM

ComForCare/At Your Side Home Care is prepared to make you and your loved one’s holidays joyful and bright. Everyone should revel in these festive times, especially family caregivers. Here are 12 ways we can help.

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On the 1st day of home care, my caregiver helped me make something crafty.
Caregivers can assist in crafting with your loved one. They can help with cutting paper trees or stringing popcorn to make garland.

On the 2nd day of home care, my caregiver helped me decorate my tree.
If your loved one wishes to put up a tree this year, our caregivers can put on lights, ornaments, garland, etc.

On the 3rd day of home care, my caregiver helped me bake sugar cookies.
Caregivers can help your loved one bake special holiday treats like cookies or cakes.

On the 4th day of home care, my caregiver helped me buy gifts for my family.
If you find that shopping for your loved one’s gifts to give is tiring, contact us. Our caregivers can drive your loved one to the malls and shop with them.

On the 5th day of home care, my caregiver helped me look back on memories.
Sometimes loved ones feel blue during the holidays. Our caregivers can rekindle happy memories by reminiscing over old pictures or videos.

On the 6th day of home care, my caregiver helped me watch merry movies.
Our caregivers can rent and play classic holiday movies for your loved one such as “It’s A Wonderful Life” and “Holiday Inn.”

On the 7th day of home care, my caregiver helped me send cards to my family.
Does your loved one need to mail cards or family newsletters this year? Caregivers can help send them out for your loved one.

On the 8th day of home care, my caregiver helped me with healthy eating.
Pies with whipped cream and other holiday treats can cause anyone to overindulge on unhealthy foods.  Caregivers can prepare nutritious meals for your loved one.

On the 9th day of home care, my caregiver helped me put on my stockings.
Whether it is a sweater festooned with jingle bells or light-up socks, your loved one will be dressed on their holiday best with help from our caregivers.

On the 10th day of home care, my caregiver helped me get to parties.
Caregivers can provide transportation to holiday parties or family get-togethers.

On the 11th day of home care, my caregiver helped me wrap gifts for my family.
Using fine motor skills such as tying bows or taping wrapping paper can be challenging for older adults, especially if they have arthritis. Our caregivers can help wrap presents, place bows and write out gift tags.

On the 12th day of home care, my caregiver helped me create memories.
Most importantly, our caregivers can ensure your loved one has a cheerful, jolly holiday season. They can make new experiences, like making hot cocoa and watching the snow fall. Your loved one can appreciate the experiences as it happens and later on.

It can be difficult for family caregivers to juggle all of their responsibilities during this happy, but hectic, time of year. Shopping, planning and cleaning leave little time to help with your loved one’s shopping, planning and cleaning. Let ComForCare/At Your Side Home Care help you care for your loved one so you have a merry time this year, as well. Our services are available for a few hours a week or around the clock care.

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Topics: Holidays

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