Senior citizens often feel isolated as they get older, especially if they live alone. This is why it is so important to include them in family activities as much as possible. Older adults want to be involved in celebrations and events, such as weddings and family reunions, along with everyone else.
Seniors Can Face Challenges When Attending Special Events
It can be difficult for seniors to travel alone if they struggle with conditions such as arthritis or Alzheimer’s disease and are unable to drive or navigate an airport. Seniors often rely on help from their adult children to get to and from family events. They may also need help with daily activities, such as bathing, dressing, and toileting, and may experience incontinence.
How a Caregiver Can Help at a Family Event
At an event like a wedding or family reunion, it may be difficult for an adult child to help a parent with all of these tasks and still be able to spend time with the rest of the family enjoying the event. This is where a caregiver can help. He or she can assist a senior citizen with bathing, getting dressed, using the bathroom, getting in and out of a chair or wheelchair, and completing other tasks to ease the burden on others at a big event.
Dependable Care has a team of trained and compassionate caregivers who can help your parent at a special event so he or she can be included and have a good time with the rest of the family. A caregiver can provide assistance with bathing, dressing, using the bathroom, and other physical tasks if your parent needs assistance. He or she can also provide companionship and pleasant conversation if you need to take your attention away from your parent for a while to visit with others or help them with running the event.
Dependable Care’s team of caregivers is available to help senior citizens across Connecticut. A caregiver can accompany your family to a special event to help take care of your parent so you can all relax and enjoy yourselves.
Other Services Dependable Care Offers for CT Senior Citizens
We can also provide care in-home assistance for seniors in need of care on a more regular basis. A caregiver can help your parent with all of the activities mentioned above, as well as laundry, grocery shopping, cooking, housekeeping, errands, transportation, and medication reminders. If your parent needs help for a family event or on a more consistent basis, contact Dependable Care so we can match your family with the right caregiver.