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Care for Indiana Elderly During the Holidays

Caring Means Honor and Respect for Our Elders

Whether they are our parents, grandparents, or aunts and uncles, many of us owe a debt to them that can never be repaid. Sometimes caring for our elders is the least we can do, but it still feels like an overwhelming task, especially during the holidays.  Companies like Visiting Angels of East Central Indiana can help relieve the burden and provide the absolute best care for your loved one. Here’s how:

1) Safety is First Priority

No one wants to get the call that grandma fell or that dad forgot to take his heart medicine or have to spend Christmas in the ER waiting room. The good news is most of these emergencies are preventable. Sometimes our elderly loved ones are left alone for longer than what is safe, but we don’t have the time or resources to be there 24/7. Caregivers can help and be there when family can’t. We provide much-needed safety measures like helping with meal preparation, medication reminders, safe transportation, and even dressing assistance.

2) Emotional & Social Health
People were never meant to be alone, but sadly, it’s a natural consequence of growing older and losing the loved ones and your transportation or mobility. Though we meet the practical needs like light housecleaning and meal preparation, more importantly, companionship is always what our clients value the most. This is by far the most important aspect of the care we provide. More often than not, Visiting Angels caregivers develop very close friendships with their clients who look forward to their visits together. They also help clients get out of the house to participate in their favorite activities and attend social gatherings.

3) Home for the Holidays
Everyone wants to be home for the holidays, whether that means being in your own home, visiting your families’ house, or even just having the feeling of being comfortable and happy. Without essential personal care, many elderly people would be spending their holidays in a nursing home or other care facility. While this may be the most appropriate care for some, many people would prefer to stay in their own home, especially during the holidays. This can be both a joyful and a difficult time, but having a caregiver to rely on and share it with can make the hard parts a little easier and the happy parts a little sweeter!

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.