It’s Lovely Weather for a Holiday Get-together with Seniors | Hillendale Home Care California

Hillendale Home Care CaliforniaThe holiday season is full of celebrations, parties, gatherings, and activities. But for an older family member, holiday outings require a little advance planning. Follow these tips from Hillendale Home Care of California to savor fun and relaxed outings with loved ones of all ages this season.

Before leaving the home, consider:

  • The distance of walking involved, and whether there is parking nearby
  • If the destination is flat or has hills or stairs to climb
  • Whether there is wheelchair access (if appropriate)
  • Whether there is cover and shade
  • Whether you will find bathroom facilities
  • Whether there are chairs or benches available in the event the senior requires a rest

Be sure to get ready for a wide range of potential plan changes:

  • Have all the medicines needed and take an extended supply, in case the outing lasts longer or takes an unexpected turn
  • Have appropriate clothing as well as sun and rain protection
  • Bring something to eat and drink, in case of a delay

Need some holiday outing suggestions older adults will love? Take a look at the following:

  • Take a leisurely family drive to check out the local holiday lights
  • If possible and received warmly, invite the senior to your house to decorate
  • Help your senior loved one attend a holiday party particularly for seniors at a local senior center
  • Attend local and community plays; besides the local theater or ballet, you can find affordable performances and shows done by local schools

Whatever activities you participate in this holiday season, take things slow and maintain a relaxed environment to ensure your loved one is comfortable and happy. Hillendale Home Care in Walnut Creek, California can help your family by enhancing your senior loved one’s independence while providing excellent care during the holiday season and throughout the rest of the year! Contact us to discover more.