Best Senior Home Care’s Tips for Enjoying Holiday Outings with Seniors

Holiday Outings with SeniorsThe holiday season is full of celebrations, parties, gatherings, and get-togethers. Nevertheless, when providing care for a cherished senior, holiday outings require some advance planning. Follow these pointers from Best Senior Home Care in New York to take pleasure from fun and relaxed outings with loved ones of all ages this season.

Before leaving the home, consider:

  • The amount of walking involved, and if there is parking nearby
  • If the destination is flat or has hills or stairs to climb
  • Whether there is wheelchair access (if appropriate)
  • If you’ll be able to find cover and shade
  • Whether you will find bathroom facilities
  • Whether there are chairs or benches available in the event the elderly person needs a rest

Make sure to organize for a wide array of possibilities:

  • Have all medications needed and take an extra supply, just in case the holiday outing lasts longer or takes an unexpected change
  • Have appropriate clothing along with sun and rain protection
  • Have something to eat and drink, just in case of a delay

Need some holiday outing suggestions older adults will love? Take a look at the following:

  • Take a leisurely family drive to look at the local holiday lights
  • If it’s possible and welcomed, invite the senior to your home to decorate
  • Help your elderly loved one go to a holiday celebration especially for seniors at a neighborhood senior care center
  • Attend local and community plays; besides the local theater or ballet, there are affordable performances and shows done by local schools

Whatever activities you participate in this holiday season, take things slow and create a relaxed environment to ensure your loved one is comfortable and happy. Best Senior Home Care can help your family with expert senior care services in Manhattan and the surrounding area during this season and for all other times of year as well! Contact us to learn more.