Think that hosting a big family dinner is no longer a possibility as a senior who requires care? Think again! A senior home care provider’s duties are wide-ranging and can include the help you need to pull off a family dinner and help you celebrate Easter and Passover the way you always have.
How a Home Care Aide Can Help
Easter is special time of worship and/or traditions that many spend enjoying with family and friends, whether by hosting a big family dinner or attending church services, or both. As wonderful as the holiday can be, it can also be stressful and tiring, especially if you’re a senior who requires extra care or you’re caring for an aging parent. Fortunately, a professional caregiver can help in more ways than you realize.
Many think that the job of senior home care worker is limited to personal and home health care, when in actuality; a professional caregiver can take on many roles and assist with many of the tasks related to celebrating Easter and other holidays.
Some of the tasks that you can hire senior care provider to take on this Easter include:
- Grocery shopping
- Party planning
- Running errands
A senior personal support worker can also escort the care recipient or accompany them and their family to church, parties and dinners, and other celebrations so that this special time can be spent enjoying each other’s company and the festivities without the added stress and pressure of doing it all.
Senior Caregivers – There when it Matters Most
Holidays can be an especially lonely time for seniors whose family and friends aren’t close by or those who don’t get out much because of mobility and health issues. One of the most important roles that a senior care helper takes on is that of companion and friend. If spending Easter with loved ones isn’t possible, you can enlist the help of a senior home care provider to prepare a special meal and share this special time with. Joyful companionship allows you or your aging parent to enjoy friendly conversation, a home cooked meal, and other special Easter traditions, like reading from the bible or even painting Easter eggs.
Celebrating Easter and Passover at home or out and about doesn’t need to be difficult thanks to the many wonderful roles of a senior home care provider.
David Porter, CPCA
Living Assistance Services – Senior Home Care