Many look forward to the traditions of the holiday season and togetherness with family and loved ones. However, if you have a loved one living in a long-term care facility, it might seem difficult to carry on with the traditions that your family member has always loved. It is important to know that living in a long-term care facility should not mean the end of family traditions. Here are some tips for keeping holiday traditions alive for your loved one and maybe even creating the perfect gift for them in the process:
Create a holiday book with your loved one
Bring in pictures of past holiday celebrations and create a festive scrapbook.
Light up the room
Adorn your loved one’s room with decorations and ornaments.
Make holiday cards together
Sending these cards to family members can bring an extra loving touch to the holidays of those you both care about.
Play Santa Claus
Allow your loved one to help you with gift ideas for family members. By bringing in a catalog or looking at a store’s website, you can provide them with a sense of importance. During this process, you might find out what your loved one wants as well.
Trim a tree
Join your loved one in the fun of decorating the campus trees for the holidays.
Bring holiday cheer to your loved one by playing their favorite seasonal music. Bring the lyrics so you can both sing along and record the songs you sing together. It can make a great memory and gift.
Plan a festive movie night
Buy your loved one’s favorite holiday movies and watch them together.
Spend precious time together
By taking the time to visit your loved, you are not only showing them that you care about them, but that are also still an integral part of your holiday season. This can be the best gift of all.
Speaking of great gift ideas, we know deciding what gifts to give to a loved one living in our campus can be quite a challenge, so we are happy to announce a new initiative to assist you with your gift-giving quest. This year we will be offering several gift packages. From relaxing spa days to zip lining adventures, these packages consist of a variety of experiences that can be enjoyed by your loved one both on and off campus. The packages are available in various pricing structures and will be billed through our business office for your convenience. We know you will love these gift-giving options.
Please see our Life Enrichment Director for more details or to purchase the perfect gift package for your loved one. For more information on our campus’s upcoming holiday celebrations, please call or stop by today.
It is our pleasure to provide a special holiday season for our residents.