The holiday season is an ideal time to get together with friends and relatives, but it’s not exactly a relaxing time of year. The hustle and bustle of the holiday season, from shopping to parties to family get-togethers, can be incredibly stressful, and when you’ve got someone to provide care for, your own duties can fall by the wayside. CareFor wants to help with some holiday tips for caregivers to make the season a little less overwhelming.
Wondering how to get everything on your to-do list completed in time for the holidays? CareFor’s experts in home care in Lakeway, TX and the surrounding areas recommend these suggestions to help you stay on task:
- Skip the mall & shop online. Getting out to a crowded mall can be nearly impossible this time of year, especially when you have an older family member in your care. Online shopping can be accomplished from almost anywhere: in the doctor’s office, in the evening while watching TV, etc. and is quite a bit less stressful than struggling through the large holiday crowds.
- Make it a team effort. Too many presents to wrap? Don’t know how you’ll get through all of your holiday cards? Enlist the help of a family member or friend who can help with wrapping gifts. Reserve an afternoon to visit, sip hot cocoa, and write out all of your cards together with your older family member assisting in whatever way they’re able.
- Be discriminating about “made from scratch.” Many people feel obligated to go overboard on food during the holiday season, but not everything on your table has to be homemade. Select one or two items for your holiday menu that you enjoy making from scratch, and utilize some microwavable or ready-made dishes to round out the table and save you some precious time.
Did you know an in-home caregiver can assist with these holiday to-dos and much more for the older adults you love? Not only can we take care of errands like picking up groceries, preparing nutritious meals, and helping with gift wrapping and decorating the home, but we also love taking older adults out holiday shopping! Our caregivers are here to make each day during the holiday season – and beyond – brighter and happier for those we serve, while allowing family caregivers to take much-needed time away from their care tasks.
Providing care for someone you love during the holidays can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to stress you out. With CareFor, you’re never alone in your caregiving role. Call our home care professionals at (512) 338-4533 to request a free in-home meeting to learn more about our home care in Lakeway, TX and the surrounding areas can help you and an older adult you love. From all of us at CareFor, we wish you and your family the happiest of holidays and all the best in the coming year!