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December 8, 2016

Giving the Gift of Care: How Elderly Care Can Help Seniors Enjoy the Holidays

elderly careFruitcake? A pair of socks? Another knick-knack for the already overloaded mantel? Trying to think of the perfect holiday gift for a senior loved one seems to get more challenging as each year goes by. What would be the best way to show your deep love and appreciation for someone who’s given so much of herself throughout her lifetime?

At Valley of the Sun Homecare, we’d like to propose something different this holiday season for a senior who means the world to you: the gift of professional in-home elderly care. Here are just a few ways home care can make a lasting difference in the life of a senior:

  • Keeps seniors active. It’s easy to fall into a more sedentary lifestyle when the effects of aging make it difficult to get out and about. Caregivers are experienced in providing encouragement and motivation for older adults to participate in physician-approved exercise programs, engage in fun pastimes and activities, and even provide safe transportation and accompaniment to allow them to visit friends, attend religious services, and enjoy events in the community.
  • Enhances socialization. For many seniors who’ve experienced loss of friends in later years, feelings of loneliness and isolation are common. Valley of the Sun Homecare’s elderly care experts form a bond with the seniors in their care, providing them with a friendly companion for meaningful conversations, reminiscing, laughing together, playing cards and games, and more.
  • Improves overall health and wellbeing. With a professional caregiver on hand to pick up prescriptions, provide reminders to take medications as prescribed, transport seniors to medical appointments, and note any changes in condition that can be reported immediately to the doctor, health and wellness are enhanced.

When making your list and checking it twice this holiday season, why not add the gift of elderly care for a beloved senior in your life? Our services can be customized to meet an individual’s unique needs, and can include any or all of the following:

  • Preparing delicious, healthy meals
  • Light housework and home organization
  • Laundry and linens
  • Grocery shopping and running errands
  • Help with personal care, such as bathing and dressing
  • Specialized Alzheimer’s and dementia care
  • And much, much more

Whether your loved one could benefit from just a few hours of care while family members take a break, or if full-time, around-the-clock care is needed, the elderly care team at Valley of the Sun Homecare in Scottsdale is here for you! Contact us any time at 480-264-5252 to arrange for the perfect senior holiday gift – one that will have a lasting impact.