Caring for your loved one can feel like an around the clock job, especially during the holidays. Family caregivers can often wear themselves thin during this time of year with the additional stress of tasks such as hosting, decorating, shopping, cooking, and traveling. Moreover, elderly family members can often feel left out from the festivities or suffer from the holiday blues, which is why hiring in-home nursing care during the holidays can be beneficial not only for your loved one’s enjoyment, but also for your peace of mind.
Three reasons to hire a caregiver during the holidays
- Time constraints. There are only so many hours in the day and the holiday season can leave caregivers feeling extra stretched for time. Sometimes all you need is a few hours to run errands, prepare for a holiday feast, or attend a holiday celebration. Having a caregiver present during your time away from home can give your loved one comfort while also helping you to feel more at peace throughout the hectic holiday season.
- You’re exhausted. The holidays can be exhausting, leaving you with little energy to tend to your loved one’s needs. A caregiver can be hired to help with tasks like bathing, dressing, eating, errands, etc. This support can allow you to take some time to rest with the confidence that your loved one is well taken care of in your absence.
- You want you and your loved one to enjoy the holiday festivities. Holiday gatherings can be joyful, creating lifelong memories. It can also be difficult to balance caring for your loved one while also spending time with family and friends. Seasonal depression is all too common amongst seniors. They want to be included in the festivities but can often feel restricted or lonely. A caregiver can help you and your loved one enjoy holiday events by being present to make sure that their needs are taken care of and that neither of you misses out on the festivities.
24/7 Nursing Care knows the holidays can be a challenging time for families and their loved ones, which is why we offer caregiver placement services for one to 24 hours either short-term or long-term. Whether your loved one needs a companion for a short period of time during the day or the more involved care of an in-home registered nurse, we can place the right caregiver in your home and relieve some of the holiday stress. Our services are also offered 24/7, year-round. Because our team understands that each case is unique, we offer free in-home assessments to strategize the best plan to fit your needs. Call us today at 786-518-3622 in Miami-Dade or 954-949-1332 in Broward.