So, it’s time again for holiday plans. But every time family members have invited Uncle Ed, he flatly refuses to attend any celebrations. You know he spends much of his time alone and are worried. Now before you just jump the gun and just decide that Uncle Ed is a big grump, consider the following reasons why Uncle Ed isn’t exactly in a Easter-egg-hunting kind of mood:
The point is to stop simply assuming that Uncle Ed hates holidays as well as all the people in the family and actually WANTS to be alone. Do some gentle prodding to see if you can discover why he doesn’t want to join in on the family gatherings. If he continues to say he’d rather not attend, let it go. Offer to deliver a couple of plates of goodies for him to warm up for supper and enjoy in front of the TV.
While you are making the delivery, stop to chat. You may discover that Uncle Ed talks your ear off or says very little. Both are signs of isolation and loneliness. You may not be able to talk with Uncle Ed every day, but the Care Callers at Keeping in Touch Solutions can – and will – every day.
A daily check-in call could be the lifeline, the joy you give someone that makes the biggest difference in their perception of what old age is like.
Contact me at 317-480-1038 today. Let’s make a difference together.
I’m Diana Beam, Founder of Keeping in Touch Solutions. It is my heartfelt desire for every person to live a happy and healthy life in the place they call home, no matter what their age. You can’t put a price on peace of mind for your parents and yourself. It’s priceless . . . and significant.
For that reason, the goal of every Keeping In Touch Solutions program is to provide a caring connection and service that both the elderly and their caregivers can rely on to make living that good life easier.
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