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  • Writer's pictureDr. Maria C. Scott

Neglecting Seniors During the Holidays: Strategies to Avoid a Common Practice

Updated: Dec 15, 2021

In an article I came across on, Eldercare Consultant, Carol Bradley Bursack, explores the reasons why many senior citizens experience loneliness during the holiday season.

Bursack cites research from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), suggesting that socially isolated seniors are at higher risk for depression during the holidays. Bursack offers a few tips to help counteract those situations. Including:

  1. Actively listen to your loved ones, even if they are talking about negative feelings.

  2. Remind them how important they are as a part of your life.

  3. Help them add festive touches to their home or room in the long-term care facility.

  4. Spend time with them in a safe way.

During these questionable times, it can be overwhelming to maintain the proper level of comfort and care for a senior adult especially if there isn't ample support within a family.

If that is something your family is in need of, consider contacting us at Creatus Adult Assisted Living. We can be the senior care adviser that you need to help navigate it all.

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