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Caring for the elderly at Christmas

November 21st, 2015 By

Christmas is a time for family, sharing and loving. It is a time for looking after others especially the elderly. At this time of year, it can be easy for people to get caught up in life and give a lack of attention to others who need it the most; but there are a few things we can do to ensure we help the elderly people out around us. After all Christmas and Winter is a time to be spent with others.

Firstly, simply being there for our elderly family can be the best thing for them. Loneliness is never a nice experience and by spending the day or weekend with someone can keep their spirits up. Catch up with them over a cup of tea and maybe take a box of chocolates with a Christmas card over. Not only will the company cheer them up but the gifts will leave a lasting impression on their day.

Secondly, ensuring that they have good nutrition is important over the Christmas season as our bodies need to be getting the right amount of iron and protein in order for them to function properly. So why not cook a meal with them? Buy the ingredients and cook together, this will be a nice way to spend time together and will be ensuring that the elderly resident will be eating correctly at the same time.

Get decorating! As it’s Christmas season, why not get the Christmas decorations out, put up the tree and fairy lights. Not only will this be fun but it will help to bring the Christmas cheer into the air.

British winter is often very cold and the bad weather can be hard for elderly people to deal with; especially if it is snowing which will eventually turn into ice. Warm and cosy clothing make a lovely winter gift for elderly people.

There are many ways in which we can care for the elderly at Christmas, but arguably, the most important thing is to always be there for our elderly family members and friends. Christmas is an important time and it calls for love and care. 

 


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