Date: November 16, 2021

Author: Griswold Home Care


Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and for many of us, that means spending time with cherished family members. It’s an opportunity to enjoy each other’s company and a great family meal.

For many, Thanksgiving is a favorite holiday mainly due to the family traditions that go along with it. Of course, you want to make sure that everyone is included, but if a senior loved one is on your guest list, it can be stressful to make sure you can accommodate their needs. Planning for a senior loved one to come visit can be especially tough if they are starting to show signs of dementia or are experiencing other physical difficulties.

The Griswold Home Care Metrowest-Boston office, which serves the cities and towns of Newton, Needham, Framingham, and the surrounding area, understands how important it is to include your senior loved ones in your Thanksgiving fun! Below are some tips for making the day a special one for everyone:

Connect With Your Loved Ones:

On holidays, many seniors can feel lonely as they are reminded of “the good old days” and people they may have spent holidays with in the past. This can lead to feelings of depression and isolation. If you live close by, be sure to include them. If you are some distance away, arrange for other family members or friends to visit with them. If all else fails, a phone call to say “Happy Thanksgiving” will mean a lot.

Modify Your Festivities:

If your senior loved one has trouble getting around, consider hiring a home caregiver to accompany them to the celebration. Griswold Home Care offers care services to help a senior loved one be comfortable, confident, and safe while taking part in family gatherings.

Bring the Celebration to Your Loved One:

If your loved one is unable to join you due to personal limitations, bring the festivities to them. You can always bring a meal to their house. Incorporate a special family recipe to add that extra bit of love and nostalgia. Homemaking services from Griswold Home Care include help with laundry, light housekeeping, and meal preparation that will help a loved one get their home ready for a visit with family and/or friends.

Host a Virtual Celebration:

Arranging a virtual celebration is a good idea if your older loved one cannot physically be with you at the dinner table. With technology, it’s easier than ever to join in from anywhere. If your senior loved one isn’t tech-savvy, a Griswold Home Care caregiver can help make sure they’re ready for the virtual call and get them connected.

The Griswold Home Care Metrowest-Boston office understands how lonely and isolating the holidays can be for a senior or loved one. Since 1992, our team has provided services to allow clients to spend time with their family and friends. Our caregivers take pride in offering home care services you can count on at an affordable rate, so your senior family members can enjoy special time around the holidays.

Date: November 16, 2021