The holidays can be very difficult for seniors, especially those dealing with health difficulties, loss and the increased pressures surrounding the season.
Many seniors feel an increase in sad feelings as winter creeps in. Feeling lingering sadness or mental and physical limitations in light of all of the traditions, dinners and visits from family can be challenging to cope with. It is difficult for many seniors to speak openly about their depression with family.
If you are returning home from the holidays to aging parents or grandparents, it’s a good time to take stock of how they are doing, whether they live independently, in a retirement community or an assisted living facility.
If you’re concerned that your loved ones are coping poorly with the holiday blues or that their health might be suffering, be on the lookout for:
If you noticed anything concerning, you should first mention it to your siblings or the current caregivers for your parents. Serious problems are always worth discussing with a trusted advisor at Senior Care Lifestyles. We can guide you through the process of exploring what options are available for your loved ones, including in-home care and senior living communities. We have assisted hundreds of families with finding effective and affordable solutions for their loved ones. You never need to deal with the holiday blues alone!