For most of us Christmas is a busy time of year associated with celebrating and enjoying the festivities with friends and family.
Research for Age UK shows older people feel lonelier at Christmas time. Age UK have launched a number of campaigns over the years to try to address this believing that “no one should have no one” on Christmas day. The aim is to ensure that the elderly are looked after and have some company, not just on Christmas Day, but across the holiday period too.
For those who want to join in the festivities, simply having company can be the best thing. Being able to have a chat on Christmas day and join in the activities across the Christmas period can make all the difference. Having a regular visitor also ensures that the health and well being of an elderly relative or neighbour can also be kept in check; ensuring that older people are eating the right food and are keeping warm, too.
At Blossom Home Care we will be working throughout the holiday period delivering care and company to those that need it. All we would ask is that as you enjoy the festivities you are mindful of elderly relatives and neighbours who may be left alone. For them each day is much like the last, and for some even Christmas is no exception. Sadly, this is the heart-breaking reality for many elderly people across the UK. Please try your best to remember them and give them the company they long for.