Home Care in Scottsdale AZ
Being on a home care journey with your elderly loved one means that you spend a considerable amount of time with her. Mother’s Day, however, is a time when you can focus your attention not only your parent as a senior with needs, challenges, and limitations that you are helping her with, but as your mother who you love and respect. Setting this day aside as a special time to be with your aging mother outside of your usual care routine can help to bring more meaning into your relationship and ensure that your care journey stays focused on love, compassion, and nurturing.
Use these ideas to inspire you for ways that you can spend meaningful time with your loved one on Mother’s Day:
• Have a day of pampering. Senior women often feel like they are losing their femininity or their identity as women. This can be emotionally challenging and leave them feeling depressed and disconnected. Spend Mother’s Day treating your mother to pampering that will make her feel feminine and beautiful again. You can purchase her a gift certificate to a local spa and salon and let her enjoy a day there, or even better, enjoy the day together. If you do not have a local spa, do not have the financial means to do that, or your parent is not able to spend that much time out of the house, pamper her at home. A home manicure and pedicure, facial, and bath with wonderful-smelling products can be just as soothing and relaxing, but far less expensive.
• Eat out together. Eating out is a special treat that many seniors do not get to enjoy often. Going to a favorite restaurant lets your parent enjoy being out of the house, getting extra social interaction, and enjoying delicious foods that she might not get to have often. Remember that many families head to restaurants for Mother’s Day, so plan your visit for a less common time. Brunch and dinner are the most popular. Consider having a late lunch or early dinner to avoid most of the crowds.
• Share special memories. Remember that this day is about celebrating your mother and the role that she played in your life. Take some time to share special memories that you have of her and how those memories have impacted your life. Consider making her a scrapbook using old photographs and mementos from your life so that she can reminisce. If you have siblings, encourage them to contribute to the project as well.
• Plan a get-together. A mother is not just important to her children. She is also the matriarch of her entire family. Plan a get-together with your siblings and all of your children. This will let the young ones celebrate both their own mothers and their grandmother, while you can celebrate your mother. Even if your family does not live close enough to have everyone together, consider planning a video chat so that you can talk and share on this special day.
If you or an aging loved one are considering home care in Scottsdale, AZ, contact the caring staff at Assisting Hands Home Care at (480) 725-7002.
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