During this time of year, loved ones from near and far come together to celebrate the holiday.
Our in-home care providers at Qualicare Toronto South want this to be the most wonderful time of the year for both you and your loved ones. We have a few suggestions to make that a reality!
Finding the Holiday Fun
Let's take a look at some ways you and your loved ones can have fun this holiday season. There's a little something for everyone.
Cook Up Some Goodies
Food seems to be at the center of any holiday celebration. Therefore, why not use this time to cook and bake in the kitchen together with your loved one?
This holiday activity is great for family members of all ages, since it doesn't require a lot of mobility. From making an old family favorite dish to building and decorating your own gingerbread houses, you can use this time in the kitchen to reminisce on holiday stories, as well as create new memories—and recipes!
Don't Forget About Snail Mail
In today's society, everything seems to be moving online, including correspondence.
However, rather than sending everyone a holiday card via email, why not host a craft day with your loved one, creating holiday cards to send to friends and family?
Of course, you cannot fully ignore the power of technology. Has it been a while since your loved one has been able to see and talk to certain loved ones?
Help set up FaceTime or Skype so that your loved one can communicate with long-distance relatives. This could end up being the best gift you give your loved one this season!
Decorate for the Season
Is your loved one's home or room looking a little bare this time of year? Help decorate for the holidays to get him or her more into the holiday spirit.
As you take out an ornament to place it on the tree, ask your loved one about the story behind it. Talking about the holidays of years past can bring to mind the joy the season can bring. And it gives older adults a reason to share their stories and insights with younger generations.
Could in-home care help improve your loved one's quality of life? Contact the in-home care providers at Qualicare Toronto South today to learn how we can help!