Caregiver’s Ideas in Houston, TX – Your Grandmother’s Applesauce
What are the things you remember as a child from your grandparent’s house? Was it the smell of pies cooking or the potful of homemade applesauce? Was it grandpa scurrying around with tools to fix something or grandma asking for help to peel potatoes? You are very blessed if you have good memories about grandparents. These kinds of memories help shape who you are and what your background and heritage are.
Memories yesterday and today
Today’s generations are more likely to live far apart from each other than they were just a few generations ago. Memories are more likely to consist of phone calls to grandparents’ homes than they are to be of the smell and taste of a freshly baked cookie right out of grandma’s oven.
It’s never too late to start making memories, and they don’t need to be big productions. It’s the little things people remember and cherish the most.
Make a memory from a family meal
Gatherings that feature a meal together are a good way to encourage memories and family unity. Choose a dish that’s a traditional family favorite or spotlight your heritage by making a meal from the country your grandparents came from.
For your senior mom or dad, being able to spend time with family members is a very special and meaningful thing. Plan a way for other family members to get together and have a visit with your senior parents. Don’t put it off until everyone can attend; sometimes that day never comes. Just plan something with family who live close enough to come. Use a birthday or anniversary or holiday as an excuse, or just pick a day when most people would be available and let everyone know what the plans are.
Make a memory book
A memory book is a way of preserving memories for other family members to enjoy. One caregiver, Peggy, used to love hearing her grandmother tell her stories about her life’s experiences. There were a few that were her favorites. A while after her grandmother passed on, Peggy realized she should have written the stories down and had her grandmother read them over to make sure the details were correct. As the years went by, the stories faded even more in Peggy’s mind. She wished she could share those stories with her children, but too many details had been forgotten. No one could tell the stories quite like her grandmother did anyway.
Don’t let this happen to you! Make a memory book right now while you have the chance so that all family members who read it can cherish those special stories passed down in your family.
A home care provider can help your senior loved one perform the daily tasks they might be struggling with, like bathing, dressing, preparing meals and transportation to see the doctor.
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Gary completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management on a full-ride scholarship at North Dakota State University. He returned back to his hometown of Houston & joined the Houston Police Department, putting his life on the line to keep others safe. Currently Gary stays involved with the police force through monthly volunteer work, but his main priority is New Frontier Home Care, where he serves as Marketing Director.
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