What holidays mean to seniors

There is a bunch of mixed emotions from seniors when it comes to holiday time.

Until next year...

Until next year… (Photo credit: Vanessa Lynn.)

They remember their favorite memories and wish that they could once again have that time returned to them. We all know that this is not possible, but I know, as a caregiver, I can certainly listen and at least attempt to duplicate some of their favorite things – even if I am not family.

As families get larger, many times they will become more dispersed. People these days get all caught up in the humdrum of everyday existence. It is not as though they do not love the senior members of their families, it is just that having to schedule a visit to one more location when their schedule is already packed does not make for a restful holiday; it just seems to add on to the stress.

Seniors know this and then they believe that they are nothing less than a burden. Many get depressed and wish that their life was over so that they would not add stress into their loved ones’ lives. I am certain this is not the intention of the families; it just is what it is these days of rushing through life.

My position as an elderly caregiver allows me to fill in some of these gaps. I can display all through the holiday season that With Age Comes Respect and mean it. I vow that as long as I am in the picture, I will do everything in my power to bring love and light to my clients!


About melissalstoneburner

Melissa is the proud mother of two boys. She also like to take care of all of her elderly clients as though they were her actual flesh and blood, too. Melissa began her elderly care business, Time to Care, in August, 2012. Since then, she has successfully seen several clients through life and onto the next life. She writes about what she knows, what she doesn't know, and reveals all the research in between. She believes that elderly care is the best thing she has ever done in life; second only to being a mother!
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