You may yet to slice your pumpkin pie or pecan pie for Thanksgiving but that does not mean you cannot start preparing for the holidays in assisted living. Having enough time to put everything together will save you from stress due to last-minute preparations.
It is not always a bad idea to plan for the holidays so you will have more time with family and visit loved ones in assisted living. With early planning, you will be able to enjoy the season and countless celebrations.
Why it’s Good to Prepare Early when Living in Assisted Living
Starting early with your Christmas preparations will give you more time to organize. With Christmas shopping, gift wrapping, gift-giving, parties, sending cards, cookie exchanges, photo sessions, and more, you will end up so busy with hardly any time to appreciate all that you have worked hard for.
Apart from a smooth holiday celebration, here are some reasons why it is good to prepare ahead of time.
More Time To Choose Your Gifts
When you plan your Christmas itinerary, you will have more time to research gift options. Not only this will save you from the holiday shopping rush but also you get to give the perfect presents for your loved ones in assisted living.
Early birds get to enjoy exclusive freebies that will add more value to your shopping experience. Discounts, freebies, and coupons are unexpected gifts that are money-saving and worth keeping.
Take advantage of holiday promos that are only available for a limited time.
How to Prepare for the Holiday
Make a Checklist
Make a note of the events that you will be attending. The same goes with the people you will need to buy presents to avoid last-minute shopping because you forget to prepare a gift for someone. Writing it on paper will help you set your priorities and identify what needs to be taken care of right away.
Decide on Where to Celebrate
Check the available venues where the family can celebrate Christmas together. But if bringing a loved one who is in assisted living at home is not possible, then you have the option to visit the facility.
Or you can have lunch or early dinner in a nearby restaurant if mobility is not an issue. Consider your schedule and your loved one’s condition to come up with a convenient place.
Cleaning and Decorating
Bring in the Christmas spirit to your loved one’s assisted living apartment or home by putting on Christmas decors. Choose your theme to know which items to buy instead of putting random decorations.
Christmas decorations will not only add color to their spaces but also improve a senior adult’s mood and bring forth childhood memories.
Christmas is the season of giving and almost everyone is in the mood to be extra generous. By putting a little planning in advance and hard work, you are not only giving a mere Christmas present but your love, care, and thoughtfulness too.
Are you on the market for an assisted living facility that will cater to your loved ones’ specific needs? Contact us at Oxbow Living to learn about our programs and floorplans today!
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