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    Home Health Agencies Rancho Santa Fe, Shares Healthy Holiday Guide for Seniors

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    In Home Care Nursing, Home Health Agency, Firstat Nursing Services Publishes “Three Ways to Help Seniors Stay Healthy During the Holidays.”

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    Firstat Nursing Services, a Rancho Santa Fe home health and San Diego in home care agency shares “3 Ways to Help Seniors Stay Healthy During the Holidays”.

    “The holidays can be difficult times for seniors. They are common times for depression, and being alone and left out of festivities can make that even worse,” said Linnea Goodrich, president of Firstat Nursing Services in San Diego, CA.

    “It is important for families to keep seniors involved with their plans and help them get special chores and shopping done to give their senior loved ones a sense of belonging and give them the opportunities to have fun with friends and family,” continued Goodrich.  Here are 3 ways to help seniors stay healthy during the holidays.

    Keep Seniors Hydrated – According to the Nestlé Nutrition Institute, the sense of thirst, and ability to recognize the need for hydration lessens as people age. To complicate matters, seniors lose a lot of water daily because of increased urination, and their kidneys have less mass to help remove toxins from the body. That means older individuals have a greater need for water even though they often do not feel like they need more fluids.

    Normal daily life allows elderly people to manage their needs by keeping up with a routine that includes drinking lots of water and getting the nutrition and exercise they need for a healthy lifestyle, but during the holidays, those routines get disrupted. Check on older family members regularly to be sure they are keeping up with the necessities as they stay involved in celebrations, shopping and enjoying friends and family.

    Reduce Stress – One of the things that are a priority in senior citizen’s minds is keeping their independence. They rely heavily on routine to keep their days ordered and reduce their stress levels. Holiday activities can disrupt those routines in a severe way, and increase the stress, tension and anxiety for seniors.

    When hosting parties and gathering family members together to celebrate, always keep older family members in mind and make sure they are comfortable with the situation, and feel like they have a say in what happens with their days.

    Get Help from a Qualified Rancho Santa Fe Home Health Agency – Having a home nurse can help families make sure their elderly loved ones are getting the care they need all year round. However, even if family caregivers take the brunt of the work at other times during the year, holidays can make that difficult. Get a professional home health care nurse to help take the burden off of caregivers, and allow them to enjoy the festivities.

    The home nursing care will also make it easier for everyone in the family to enjoy their visits and get things done during the holidays while knowing their loved ones are able to stay healthy and safe. Visits can be arranged for daily interaction and help, or arranged for times when it is too much for family caregivers to provide proper care. Include the elderly individuals of the family in the decision about how much additional care is required whenever possible to help them feel they are a part of the process and in control of their lives.

    People wanting to learn more are encouraged to visit the company website and pick up a copy of this free report “Critical Questions You Must Ask Before You Hire a Home Care Provider," Visit, http://firstatofsandiego.com/

    About Firstat Nursing Services Linnea Goodrich is the owner of Firstat Nursing Services, which is the only Home Care Agency in San Diego that is both State licensed and certified by the Alzheimer's Association.  Firstat Nursing Services has been providing a higher standard of home nursing, home health and home care services for elderly, disabled and injured people in the greater San Diego area since 1997.  To pick up a copy of her free report "Critical Questions You Must Ask Before You Hire a Home Care Provider," Visit, http://firstatofsandiego.com.

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    The holidays can be difficult times for seniors. They are common times for depression, and being alone and left out of festivities can make that even worse.
    - said Linnea Goodrich, president of Firstat Nursing Services in San Diego, CA.
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    Linnea Goodrich

    619-220-7600

    http://firstatofsandiego.com/

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