With October in the rearview mirror and a family-filled November on the horizon, Thanksgiving is the next big holiday for your loved one in senior assisted living to look forward to. Yes, this holiday brings about family gatherings, traditional dishes, and delightful desserts; but there is also so much more that can be done with your loved one.
This season, prior to your visit with your family member in senior assisted living, talk with the members of your family and come up with some ways to thank your loved one and show them that they are appreciated. Here are some of our favorite ideas for this time of the year.
Tell Them Thank You
Simply letting your loved one know that they have made an impact on your life is one way to help spread the Thanksgiving joy. You don’t have to have an elaborate expression of gratitude in order for it to be meaningful for your senior assisted living family member.
While they are definitely getting the best treatment and emotional care in their community, your personal expression of thanks is one that will make them feel absolute love and appreciation.
Take a Family Picture
Family photos at holiday events are lifelong traditions no matter where a member of the family ends up. Schedule some time with your loved one to sit down and take a family photo. Getting the whole family together can be a rare moment, and by organizing this event and documenting it, you are showing your loved one that they are a special member of your family.
Do Some Favors Around the House
If you are visiting your loved one in assisted living or an independent living community, you have the opportunity to express your thanks through action. Look around their living quarters and find little ways to help them out. Do some of their dishes, re-organize their refrigerator, make sure their television is set to their specifications. Even though your assisted living coordinators take all of the steps needed to care for your loved one, just having you come in and do little favors for them helps promote your gratitude and love.
Write Them a Personal Letter
Giving thanks to your loved one should be an intimate experience and a time of personal reflection. One way to really personalize this moment is to write your loved one in a retirement home a heartfelt letter. In this letter you can talk about a favorite memory with your loved one, or talk about the reasons why you enjoy visiting them in their community.
Holly Hall Retirement Community Thanks You for Letting Us into Your Family
If you have found yourself at a crossroad with your loved one and feel they need more care than you can presently offer, reach out to Holly Hall to schedule a visit to our community today. We are a Christian-centered retirement home that believes in treating your loved one like our own family. For any questions about our services, give us a call.