The holiday season has arrived. Sweet glazed ham, pumpkin pie, Christmas carols, smiling faces, and family and friends are part of this time of the year. Unfortunately, the holiday season also invites an unwelcome guest-stress. Cooking and cleaning for large groups of friends and loved ones, decorating, commuting, and shopping increase stress and anxiety levels during the holidays. These extra tasks can be difficult to juggle alone, especially if you are caring for an elderly loved one.
If you find yourself struggling with the excess emotional stress and physical exhaustion this holiday season, and are torn between providing your aging loved one with care and achieving your holiday goals, give yourself and your family members and invaluable gift this year-hire a SYNERGY HomeCare caregiver. SYNERGY caregivers can help care for your elderly family member so that you can experience, enjoy, and prepare for the holiday season. You and your family members will enjoy peace of mind knowing that, in the midst of holiday cheer and chaos, you're elderly loved one will receive quality, compassionate care provided by a certified SYNERGY caregiver.
SYNERGY caregivers can help your loved one with light housekeeping, meal preparation, errands, and even holiday preparation including addressing holiday cards, wrapping presents, packaging gifts for shipment, and decorating. SYNERGY caregivers can also transport your aging family member to and from holiday events.
Hiring a SYNERGY caregiver will decrease stress and enhance the joy of the holiday season for you, your family, and your elderly loved one. Call SYNERGY HomeCare at 951-280-9808 to learn more about our holiday services.
*Here are a few tips to help your elderly loved one enjoy the holidays:
Plan ahead: Elderly people tire easily and are vulnerable to over-stimulation. The noise and confusion of large family gatherings may lead to irritability and exhaustion. If necessary, schedule a naptime or designate a "quiet room" where older individuals can rest.
Eliminate obstacles: If a holiday gathering is held in the home of an older person with memory impairment or behavioral problems, do not rearrange the furniture. This could lead to confusion and anxiety. If the gathering is in a place unfamiliar to an elderly person, remove slippery throw rugs and other items that could act as barriers to someone with balance problems or difficulty walking.
Monitor medications: It is easy to get distracted due to holiday planning and chaos. Remember to help your aging parent maintain their regular schedule of medications during the frenzy of the holidays, or hire a SYNERGY caregiver to help manage your loved one's medication intake.
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Synergy HomeCare of Inland Empire is the name you can trust in Corona, Norco, Riverside, Chino, Chino Hills, Diamond Bar for personal home care. Synergy HomeCare of the Inland Empire SW is part of a national franchise of non-medical home care offices dedicated to providing exceptional and affordable service to anyone of any age. Synergy HomeCare caregivers are available 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, to those in need - including seniors, expectant moms, those suffering from sports injuries and debilitating illnesses, and more. Synergy HomeCare of Inland Empire Southwest can be found online at http://synergyhomecare.com/inlandempiresw/Default.aspx . The location also hosts active social media pages on Facebook and Twitter. Ken and Anna can be reached at 951-280-9808 and [email protected]