As the temperatures begin to decrease and holiday music is starting to be played on the radio, you know the holiday season is officially in full swing. The holidays are one of the few times throughout the year when families truly make a point to come together and spend some quality time celebrating. Because of this, the holidays often become a time in which families consider big decisions about older loved ones, particularly those who may be showing early or later warning-signs of dementia or Alzheimer’s.
According to Jillian Castellano, Community Relations Director at YourLife™ of Coconut Creek, a Memory Care community in Coconut Creek, Florida, when these type of family discussions around the holidays arise, it is a prime time to make a visit to a local Memory Care community. “When families celebrate the holidays together it sometimes becomes apparent that an older loved one may need a higher level of care, particularly Memory Care,” Jillian states. “Our goal at Coconut Creek is to welcome these families and offer information and support, while they are all together for the holidays, to best aide them in the next step of their caregiving journey.”
Reasons to Visit a Memory Care Community This Holiday Season
The holidays can often become hectic and chaotic with relatives visiting and trying to manage being a caregiver for an older loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s. If your family begins to discuss a possible higher level of care for your loved one, consider a holiday visit to your local Memory Care community. The holiday season is the perfect time for a visit or tour!
Delicious Holiday Meals
A central core to the holiday season is warm festive meals. However, cooking a meal for the entire family can often take the entire day, pulling you from truly enjoying that time with your family. Instead of stressing of what is in the oven and trying to manage the whole family’s dietary needs, let us cook for you. Making a visit to a local Memory Care community will give you a break from all the crazy holiday cooking, allowing you to have some quality time with your loved one.
Festive Family Activities
Memory Care communities can become a central location for events during the holiday season. A simple outing for live entertainment or a festive arts and crafts event may get your loved one out of their home without removing them from the necessary supports they need to enjoy the holiday season. These family-friendly activities can be a pleasurable change of pace, while ensuring your loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s is an active participant in your family’s holiday celebrations.
An Excellent Introduction
Even if just considering Memory Care for your loved one, a holiday visit can be a wonderful introduction for them to the community environment. This type of gradual introduction will help lessen your stress as a caregiver and give your loved one the opportunity to have the necessary support they need during the holiday season. Consider holiday events open to the public as the transitional point for your loved one, gradually allowing them to adjust from life at home to a possible life within a Memory Care community.
Visiting a Memory Care community during the holidays may allow you to beat the new year’s rush and offer your family a number of the community’s seasonal discounts or specials. Though the exact specials will differ per community, these discounts may allow you to lock in a particular price or offer a discounted deposit price for those looking to move-in their loved one within the next few months or so. If money is tight, but you are still looking for top-notch care for your loved one, taking advantage of these holiday deals may help your family get the best quality for your money while still doing what is best for your loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s.
The Whole Family Is Together
For many families, the holiday season is the only time in which the entire family is able to come together. This makes it a prime time to make sure each member of your family is informed and able to contribute to deciding what is best for your loved one. Also, the seasonal warmth and sentiment of the holidays may help you find some common ground, being focused on a place of love and genuine care for your loved one’s well-being.
If your family is contemplating Memory Care for an older loved one, consider a holiday visit to YourLife™ of Coconut Creek. We’ll welcome you with plenty of bright and merry cheer, making sure you and your loved one have a truly happy holiday season.
To learn more about best supporting your loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s during this holiday season, we invite you to contact the team at YourLife™ of Coconut Creek. We would be happy to provide you with information, guidance in how to begin planning for your loved one’s future and give you the support you need as a caregiver. For more information or to schedule a tour, call us today at 954-228-6252.
Inspiring Memory Care Designed for You. Defined by You.
YourLife™ of Coconut Creek was created to provide the most exceptional Memory Care and uplifting lifestyle for our residents. We focus all our energy, attention and resources to creating a community that caters to each resident’s personal needs, respects their choices and honors individuality, while providing unequaled peace of mind and support for families.
Because Memory Care is our sole focus, we have the unique ability to design and personally tailor plans around our residents. We understand that each resident is an individual that has their own story, specific needs and retained abilities, so we develop personally inspired care plans that value and support each person’s independence.
Our team of attentive, caring YourLife™ Personal Care Specialists are on site 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide assistance with everyday activities, gentle reminders and redirection.
With YourStory, our signature programming, we create an individual experience centered around each resident. From cultural, educational and holistic health and wellness programming, outings and an array of other special events to personal care, assistance and therapies, we create days with meaning. At YourLife™ of Coconut Creek, our residents and families know that this is a community designed for you, with a lifestyle defined by you. Contact us to learn more!
Call us at 954-228-6252 for more information or to schedule a personal visit today.