The holidays present many wonderful opportunities for outings and visits with family and friends. This time of year can also place undue obligations on seniors with limited income or health concerns. These tips can help you enjoy the season without adding extra worries.
Eat and drink in moderation. If you have dietary restrictions, try to stick with them and stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Remember alcohol can interfere with many medications.
Keep an eye on expenses. The holidays can be a financial challenge especially on a fixed income. Stick to a budget or consider a “family grab bag” so you only have to buy one gift.
Be mindful of your schedule. If you are used to waking up at a certain time, eating at certain time, and going to bed at a certain time, try to stick to it. If you are visiting family and friends, they will understand. And don’t forget to take your prescription medication on time.
Shake up traditions. Hosting a holiday get-together can require a lot of cooking and cleaning. Consider passing traditions down to other family members, asking them to help out with the chores, or hiring services, such as caterers and cleaners.
Enjoy yourself. Remember the holidays only come once a year so take time to enjoy the time spent with loved ones.
The holiday season often creates a lot of hustle and bustle, but it does not have to be a source of stress. With service from CT In-Home Assistance LLC, you can make time for your loved ones without compromising care for the people who need it most. To learn more about our in-home services, call us today at 855-412-2273.