This holiday gives us many amazing reasons to take a day off, enjoy the company of family and friends, bbq, and enjoy the sound and fury of fireworks. This can also be a time to celebrate not only our amazing freedoms, but the senior loved ones in our life. Especially for seniors, this holiday is a great time to recognize the hardships that many of our aging population have encountered. If your elderly parents or grandparents were part of the great depression or lived through difficult times, celebrating their current security and independence is more important than ever!
Home Care Solutions St. Louis is thrilled to celebrate our nation’s independence and in doing so offers you some tips on how to help older adults be able to enjoy this time honored holiday at your friends and families 4th of July celebration.
· Plan ahead and talk with the host or hostess about dietary limitations your loved one may have.
· Consider what kind of seating is best for your loved one and bring a folding chair or one with appropriate support if necessary.
· Ask if there will be shade where the celebration will be taking place. Bring comfortable clothes, as some seniors feel cold even when it’s warm outside, and don’t forget the sunscreen.
· Make sure they have sturdy shoes on to help them navigate uneven surfaces and protect them from all those fast little feel running around with sparklers.
If your host or hostess can’t accommodate your loved one during their 4th of July party consider hiring a caregiver that can look after them while you attend the party. Remember it is important for you as the caregiver to recharge and enjoy time with your friends as well.
As a former military wife, this holiday holds special meaning to myself and my family. It is my belief that EVERYONE deserves to age with dignity, love and respect. It is this belief that drives my desire to work with Home Care Solutions St. Louis and to support each individual keeping their independence as we celebrate ours! Have a safe and happy Fourth of July! Independence Rocks!