How to Keep Seniors Safe This Thanksgiving
With the holidays approaching it is important for us to remain vigilant and mindful of our most vulnerable community especially the seniors we care for. When planning for your Thanksgiving arrangements consider our tips to help keep your loved ones safe.
Virtually Connect with Them
The safest way to keep our loved ones safe especially our seniors is to virtually celebrate with them versus gathering with them in person. This allows them to be socially distant, while still being able to connect with them even if it must be through a computer or phone screen.
Deliver Food to Them
If you do decide to be socially distant with them, do consider delivering them some food so they know you cared enough to bring food to them even if you have to wave hello and speak to them under your face masks. Just the thought of a quick food delivery visit is enough to show your loved ones you still want to celebrate the season with them.
Keep Gatherings Small
If you do decide to gather with your loved ones, consider keeping your gatherings to your immediate household when having your elderly loved ones over to avoid having too many different guests from different households over. Consider having your other family members who would normally join you, virtually join you from their homes instead. This helps to minimize the contact for your elderly guests to keep them safe.
Avoid Physical Contact
When gathering with your loved ones try to refrain and limit physical contact to help avoid spreading any germs. Make sure to isolate those who are sick, so they do not risk getting your loved ones sick. Consider having your guests keep their face masks on when not eating as another preventative measure to keep your loved ones safe.
We would just like to thank all our caregivers and nurses for all they do for our community. We also want to thank all the families who continue to choose us to help care for their loved ones. We appreciate having you as part of our White Glove Community Care family and we wish you and your loved ones a safe, warm, and enjoyable Thanksgiving season.