Happy Thanksgiving Day 2023!!
Include Older Loved Ones And Friends
All of us at Evans Law Firm, Inc. wish you a very happy and safe Thanksgiving Day whether you’re traveling or staying right at home. The Thanksgiving holiday is a busy long weekend but it is also the perfect time for you to include older loved ones and neighbors in your plans before the hectic weeks leading to the holiday season begin in earnest Use the holiday as an opportunity to spend time one-on-one getting to know what is going on in your senior loved one’s life. I f you suspect any problems they may be facing with a caregiver or some new stranger in their life, do something about it. Call us. We represent victims of any kind of elder abuse throughout the State of California and we can help. Our number is (415)441-8669, or toll-free number at 1-888-50EVANS (888-503-8267). We pursue all persons responsible for a senior’s injury.
Ways To Celebrate Thanksgiving With Your Elderly Loved Ones
- Plan your festivities for a little earlier in the day. Seniors run out of energy late in the day and those who suffer from dementia may experience “sundowner” behavior rendering them out of it by the late afternoon.
- If your loved one is unable to come to your celebration, consider bringing a small celebration to your loved one’s nursing home or assisted living facility or go with them to their facility’s Thanksgiving meal.
- Simplify routines and modify traditions to reduce stress and accommodate those relatives with special physical needs. Think about having your activities all in one place instead of moving older loved ones around all day.
- Spend time talking to older loved ones one-on-one to see how they are really doing. They may not open up in a group, especially if their caregivers are around. Listen closely for they may really need to tell you something about their life or problems they are having.
- Feeling a part of the holiday season is important to your elderly loved ones. Offer to help by shopping, running errands, picking up gifts and mailing packages or cards. Assist with gift wrapping, preparing packages and making them feel included in the usual holiday festivities.
Social isolation is a common denominator of elder abuse cases, and also brings depression, anxiety and fear to older persons who spend so much time alone. They become easy prey to strangers who would take advantage of their being alone. Use this holiday, and the upcoming holiday season, to stay involved in your senior loved ones’ lives. The best way to prevent abuse by strangers is to be there for your older loved ones when they need you.
Have a wonderful holiday with your older loved ones, but do act if you suspect any abuse or other problem. Ingrid M. Evans and the other elder abuse attorneys at the Evans Law Firm can be reached at (415) 441-8669, or by email at <a href=”mailto:email@example.com”>firstname.lastname@example.org</a>.