Home care help in Durham Region For the Holidays

As we all know, home care help in Durham Region For the holidays is upon us. Have you made plans for the seniors in your life? Not many people realize how lonely and isolating it can be for them this time of year. Help keep the sparkle of Christmas alive for our older people by getting them involved in the preparation for this holiday season.

During Christmas &  New Years, many seniors become confused, depressed, lonely and may feel isolated or forgotten. Some triggers could be memories, limited mobility, living alone, having little family or living in a nursing home or assisted living facility. There are many things we can do to help eliminate these unpleasant feelings. Here is a list of things you can do with your loved one this holiday season:


  • Bake cookies and holiday treats
  • Make gingerbread houses and decorate them
  • Decorate the Christmas tree
  • Listen to Christmas music
  • Sing Christmas carols
  • Write out holiday cards
  • Plan a drive to look at Christmas lights
  • Look through old holiday photos


Are you like many others and can’t make it to see your loved ones this holiday season? Not to worry, we can help! From our Companions to our Registered Nurses, we have you covered. Feel at ease knowing that your family member is being well taken care of and that they are not feeling lonely or forgotten. Here are some of the many services we provide:


  • Vacuuming
  • Dusting
  • Bathroom Hygiene
  • Sweeping and Mopping Floors
  • Organization
  • Laundry
  • Grocery Shopping
  • Meal Preparation
  • Socialization
  • Reminding Medications
  • Accompanying to appointment
  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Transferring
  • Lights meals
  • Reminders to take medicine
  • Assistance with eating
  • Daily Outings

These simple gestures can make all the difference in an older adult’s life. A little really does go a long way. The little things can brighten up a loved ones Christmas season.


Have a safe and happy holiday season from all of us at DHS Health Care Service.