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How To Have A Happy Christmas Alone

February 23, 2011 by  
Filed under Certified Nursing Assistant

Have you visited a nursing home at Christmas? It can be as magical to see young children light up when they see flashing lights, beautiful packages, Santa Claus, listen to Christmas music and the smell of cinnamon, ginger and pine.

Nursing home patients change the levels of support they need and there are some elderly people who are a little cognitive, lively and actively involved in many activities and social interactions. In addition, many patients have some degree of interaction and activity, but not necessarily always able to maintain this level of activity.

Then there are some patients who require much attention, may be bedridden or wheelchair. They need to conclude that social stimuli are perfectly capable of getting out.

Christmas is a lot of images and sounds that can help these elderly people less active, but still want to feel part of many rituals and seasonal know so remembered and appreciated when they were able to be happy to join in.

If possible, more active older people should be reconciled with the care requires a little ‘more, if it is practical to provide treatment needs. For example, can be arranged voice and sing, or she can help others, and bingo. In addition, a help, others may feel precious to be necessary.

For obvious reasons, most caregivers are younger than the elderly, their care and when a peer can be a companion, even for short periods can help alleviate feelings of loneliness or isolation time time. Couples can participate in exchanges of gifts, crafts and, gambling and many other activities.

During the holidays staff in nursing homes is usually busy with many activities, in order to feel at home festive and happy. Laughter can be heard in the corridors and rooms many operations. Christmas music you can play a CD or the radio a couple of different rooms, and someone, perhaps a guest or hired musician, can play Silent Night “or” Santa Claus is coming to town “in a recreation room or activity in where older people are joining a sing along.

Every Christmas in the nursing home is different from the next. But everyone has the taste of the feast of joy for the staff, retirees and their families and friends. You can listen to upbeat music, see the beautiful handicrafts made all the seniors decorate rooms, corridors, halls and recreational areas. Perfumes, which meet all the planes, tea, cider, cakes and cookies along with hot potatoes, turkey and stuffing.

Nursing time at home at Christmas is always fun, with artists singing in the choir, and you’ll see older people laugh, smile, share and enjoy the company of family and friends and appreciate the care that they receive all the staff nursing homes.