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The Benefits of Seasonal Elder Care Services in Wheat Ridge, CO and Surrounding Areas

Seasonal elder care services from Visiting Angels gives seniors and families in Wheat Ridge, CO and surrounding areas peace of mind

As we are nearing the end of the year, holidays seem to roll in one after another – Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and finally, New Year celebrations. While holidays are a time for friends and family, for many people, they are also a time when they simply have too many obligations on their plates. This is especially true for primary caregivers with families of their own.

With an aging parent to take care of, the holiday stress can be intensified for both adult children and their senior loved ones. Sure, maybe your mom or dad is still vital and able to manage their routine independently, but this time of year is pretty busy and they may need help to keep up with their holiday schedule – buying and wrapping gifts, preparing holiday feasts, attending social and family events, and so on. For an older adult, all this can be too hard to manage.

On the other hand, the season is even more busy for adult children. Having an aging parent to care for just adds to the growing list of holiday season responsibilities. If your parent relies on family visits for company and you simply do not have enough time because of your hectic schedule, it can make your mom or dad feel less important, lonely and even depressed.

If your loved one could use some additional help during the holidays, consider seasonal elder care services from Visiting Angels Denver. We’ve helped many families in Wheat Ridge, Denver and surrounding Colorado communities find peace of mind as they spend quality time with loved ones.

Help for Hard Times During the Holidays

According to The American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry, the holidays can be a difficult time for many older adults. For example, they can miss loved ones who passed away or their children and grandchildren who live far away and who are unable to visit.

One option to help your loved one, and yourself for that matter, is to opt for seasonal elder care services. A professional caregiver can help your parent with holiday preparations and assist with all sorts of daily activities such as:

  • Housekeeping
  • Meal preparation
  • Shopping for presents
  • Gift-wrapping
  • And more

Companion care is one of the several popular temporary elder care services during the holiday season. Having a loving caregiver to chat with, play a game of cards or engage in enjoyable activities in the area can make all the difference in the world to seniors who live alone.

Flexibility When You Need It the Most

Seasonal elder care services are very flexible – all you need to do is talk to your loved one about activities and routines they need help with the most during the holiday season and schedule care as often as required. It is a good idea to start with eight hours of care per week and then lower the number of hours if it turns out to be too much.

It is important to bear in mind that seasonal care is not just for your parent. The whole family will have peace of mind knowing your loved one is in good hands.

While your loved one may not require full-time elder care services at the moment, working with seasonal caregivers will surely give you a head start should their care needs evolve in the future.

Learn more about our seasonal in-home care services by calling our Wheat Ridge, CO office today!

Visiting Angels provides quality senior care services throughout Arvada, Aurora, Denver, Glendale, Golden, Lakewood, Wheat Ridge and the surrounding areas of Colorado.

Each Visiting Angels agency is a franchise that is independently owned and operated. The Franchisor, Living Assistance Services Inc., does not control or manage the day to day business operations of any Visiting Angels franchised agency.