To many seniors, the holidays are especially bleak. With the sights and sounds of joyful celebrations all around, loneliness and sadness are more pronounced – particularly if they are alone or away from family. BrightStar Care of Delray Beach understands.
Arthritis, failing eyesight and hearing, general frailty and other health problems may also make it difficult for many elderly to get out of the house to enjoy holiday activities. Subsequent loneliness may result in insomnia, poor appetite and depression.
Finding companionship and help
Failing health doesn’t just happen during the holidays, and many elderly often struggle with simple activities on a daily basis. Chronic pain (such as arthritis and osteoporosis) may make it difficult to hold a toothbrush or comb. Some diseases (such as Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis or dementia) may cause mobility issues – which can make it hard for the elderly to use the shower or the toilet on their own. Running errands, light housekeeping and meal preparation all become challenges.
BrightStar Care of Delray Beach is your solution to these challenges during the holiday and every day. Our compassionate and caring senior helpers provide personal care (activities such as bathing, personal hygiene, grooming and dressing) and companion care (for companionship, meal preparation services and enjoyable activities). We also provide specific dementia care, Parkinson’s care and multiple sclerosis care.
Count on us for help during the holidays – and every day.