As we get older and our children move out and start lives of their own, we find our family scattered all across the county. A lot of Long-term Care Residents find the holidays lonely due to long distance family issues. Caregivers and Senior Facilities should take the time to make the holidays special for those residents. Keeping a positive outlook and enjoying as many moments as possible is very important to seniors.
“One of the best things about the holiday season is spending time with family and other loved ones. But many residents of long-term care facilities have no nearby family with which to share the holidays.Residents of long-term care facilities need to be reassured regularly that they are still an important member of the family. This is particularly true during the holidays, which are traditionally times that families get together. Residents need to know they are loved and not forgotten.”
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