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In Home Supportive Services Help You To Enjoy The Holidays In Shelton, CT
Dec 20, 2018 by Mark McGoldrick
Learn how in home supportive services in Shelton, CT can help you to make the most of the holidays even if you are coping with loss.
Most people love the holiday season, but the holidays are not always times of joy for seniors who have lost loved ones and are now spending the holiday season without them. Even years later, things like shopping and decorating can bring back vivid memories and cause grief to resurface. The loss of a spouse or significant other is never easy and coping during the holidays can be extraordinarily challenging. With help from Comfort Keepers’ in home supportive services, however, seniors can do more than just make it through.
If you or somebody you love of suffering from grief during the holidays, these tips may help:
- Identify triggers. Knowledge is power and knowing the activities that cause feelings of grief to resurface can help you navigate the season. While it may not be possible to avoid all of the holiday music, pageantry, church services, family dinners, and so forth, knowing what triggers feelings will help prepare yourself emotionally.
- Accept your feelings. There is nothing wrong with feelings of grief and loss and there is no right amount of time for this process.
- Communicate with family and friends. Let loved ones know how you are feeling and let them know about the triggers you have identified. When family and friends know you are not just avoiding them or isolating yourself, they will be able to help you through this season.
- Ask for help. If you are feeling particularly down or depressed, asking family members, friends, or support groups for help is a sign of wisdom, not weakness. Not only is it okay to ask for help, but it is also a very good thing to do. Comfort Keepers’ in home supportive services can help. In addition to companionship, care providers can help with meal preparation, transportation, and so forth. If you are simply not feeling up to shopping for gifts or getting the home ready for the family, caregivers can lend a supporting hand.
The holidays can be rough for seniors coping with loss, but with the proper support and a bit of planning, you can work through them. For more information on in home supportive services or the many other ways that Comfort Keepers can help you maximize your freedom, independence, safety, and quality of life, contact a care coordinator today.