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Tips for a terrific Thanksgiving

Tips for a terrific Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and while it is a traditional harvest celebration, it's also a wonderful time of the year to spend with family and friends. The holidays are also a time to be with elderly loved ones, and there are a few things that might help them be more comfortable:

  • When you are traveling to your family’s home for a Thanksgiving meal with your elderly loved one, remember to pack an extra blanket or two. They can be used to keep car rides warm and also can be used for comfortable positioning if you are going on a long car ride.

  • Remember to pack your loved one's medication. It sounds simple but actually is a step that often gets forgotten.

  • Thanksgiving is a time of sharing your favorite dish with your family and friends. Just remember that most elderly have trouble with chewing certain foods, so remember to make a few dishes that are easy to chew or that can be cut into small pieces. Some elderly have dental issues as well so be sure they are able to enjoy the holiday meal.

Did you know that the Fort Scott Presbyterian Village has home care services such as hands-on care, medication set-up, nurse monitoring, in-town transportation, errand services such as Christmas shopping, grocery shopping, and even meals that can be delivered right to your front door? Use in-home care to take some of the stress out of the holidays.

If you are a caregiver and are planning on going out of town for Thanksgiving, let our professional team give an extra hand. Also, if you are a caregiver and just need a day for holiday shopping, we provide adult day care, which could include meals, transportation, showering, elopement safety, salon services, massage and an evening bistro.

For more information about all of the services Fort Scott Presbyterian Village can offer, call Becky Kellum at 620-223-5550 or rkellum@pmma.org.