The holiday season is typically the time when families and friends visit aging loved ones more than during the year. Frequently, this is also the time when they discover troubling changes in health, behavior or physical appearance of their elder loved one. Many will discover their aging loved one now needs more help or attention and can leave them wondering how to approach this development.
This is where an Aging Life Care Professional® can be instrumental. “For many families, the holidays are the first visit they’ve had with an aging relative in a year or longer,” says Kate Granigan an Aging Life Care Professional practicing in Boston, MA. “It’s the first time they can see that their mother’s house is more cluttered than before, that she’s shuffling more down the hallway, or has strategically placed furniture to hold onto for balance.”