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'What If' Senior Care Discussions During the Holidays

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 22, 2016 11:21:00 AM / by First Choice posted in Aging, Holidays, Caregiver

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Families the world over look forward to the holidays as a time to get together for good food, great fun, and some much-needed time to catch up with what everyone in the family is doing. This is especially true of families whose members live far away from each other.

For these families, the holidays also represent an ideal opportunity for discussing 'what if' scenarios regarding senior care for aged loved ones. Why are such discussions necessary, and how can they help a family with a loved one who may be in need of assistance?
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How Homecare Providers Can Help Their Patients Enjoy the Holidays

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 18, 2016 6:45:00 PM / by First Choice posted in In-Home Health Care, Aging, Holidays

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For many families, the holiday season is a festive time filled with busy days and beloved traditions. But for some, the holidays can be a time of loneliness and even depression. Sadly, seniors often find the holidays to be one of most difficult times of the year.

Why Seniors May Experience the "Holiday Blues"
Psychotherapist Joyce Marter, LCPC, points out several reasons for seniors to feel especially lonely around the holidays. Perhaps your patient is grieving for a beloved mate who has died, or perhaps he or she is having trouble adjusting to physical or mental decline that will alter the pattern of the way holidays have been traditionally celebrated in the family.
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