Learning a thing or two about holidays from seniors

Senior citizens have seen more holidays than the rest of us. They have experienced all types of things over the years – both good and bad. They can really lend a hand when it comes to holiday experiences! All the rest of us have to do is care to listen.
This is really quite easy for a caregiver like me that believes that With Age Comes Respect because listening is second nature to us! I just wish the rest of the world cared enough to apply the same philosophy to each and every day with seniors.
Back when my clients were children, things were much different. Many times people believed that receiving an orange and a handful of nuts was a great present. If they received an actual present, then they believed that that life was just too good for them.
Nowadays people expect to receive so much more. In fact, they are disappointed without a certain amount of money to be spent on them or a certain number of gifts for them. It is really quite ridiculous considering that elders still do not expect much!
We could certainly learn a lot from those that came before us. In fact, if we could revert back, life would really be something special! Unfortunately there are too many people that feel otherwise. That is probably why caretakers are needed; too many people don’t even want to be bothered with the past – and that includes the people that lived it!


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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