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Senior Isolation and the Holiday Season

For the elderly, the holiday season may bring up unwanted feelings such as anxiety and loneliness. This year especially with the necessary precautions your senior loved one may not be able to participate in the holiday activities they normally do. However, it is important to still make sure he/she feels loved and included.

See below for tips on how to combat senior isolation this holiday season:

Utilize technology. Use video chat to achieve togetherness. Decorate your trees or watch your favorite holiday movies together.

Send your loved one a care package. Include a new ornament, hot cocoa, their favorite snack, or a new cozy throw.

Accept help from their caregivers. Tell him/her about your loved one’s favorite holiday traditions so they can incorporate these traditions into their care.

Order a delicious meal to be delivered.

Send letters to each other. Letters are a fantastic way to keep in touch and show extra effort.

Comprehensive Home Care is here to help this holiday season! Contact us today to see how our team can help during this pandemic.