Make the Most of Holiday Nursing Home Visits

 The holidays are a time for joy, family, and sharing—but for nursing home residents, they can be a painful reminder of happier days. This holiday season, we at Pope & Howard, P.C. encourage friends and families of nursing home residents to make time to visit and enjoy time with their elder loved ones. To make the most of your visit, read our tips for planning the holiday for your loved one!

 Planning Nursing Home Visits

 Always call to check the visiting hours of your elder loved one’s nursing home before visiting. If you and your family are unable to visit during normal hours, be sure to contact the facility administrator beforehand. Although you may like the idea of surprising your loved one, it is important to schedule a visit that won’t interfere with meals, medications, or other planned activities.

 Things to Do When Visiting a Nursing Home Resident

 To make the most out of your holiday visit, you’ll also want to plan specific activities. Because nursing homes typically offer fun games and group activities that you can share with your elder loved one, it is often helpful to check with the administrator to see what events are available.

 Other things to do while visiting a nursing home resident include:

  • Watch a favorite television show together.
  • Read to your elder loved one from a favorite book or magazine.
  • Take a walk together.
  • Write letters or holiday cards together.

Holiday Gifts for Nursing Home Residents

You can also help your elder loved one celebrate the holiday season with gifts of seasonal food or beverages—as long as he or she is able to eat it and it falls within the prescribed diet. (Again, it may be helpful to check with the nursing home to ensure that any consumables you bring will not interfere with medications.)

About Pope & Howard, P.C.

Founded by attorneys Geoff Pope and Marc Howard in 2005, Pope & Howard, P.C. is an Atlanta area law firm that specializes in nursing home negligence and abuse, tractor trailer accidents, construction site injuries, and other cases involving catastrophic person injury. If you noticesigns of nursing home negligence or abuse during your holiday visit, contact the experienced trial lawyers at Pope & Howard, P.C. at (866) 910-0642 to schedule a consultation.

Related Articles

Red Flags to Look Out for When Evaluating Nursing Homes in Atlanta, GA

Elderly Abuse in the Age of COVID

Things You Can Do for a Loved One in Lockdown at a Nursing Home

Understanding Nursing Home Abuse: Involuntary Seclusion in Atlanta

Financial Abuse and the Elderly

Nursing Home Choking Hazards

Growing List of States Allowing Video Surveillance in Nursing Home Residents’ Rooms

Georgia Ranks 40th for Senior Care

Nursing Home Hepatitis C Outbreak

Choose the Best Nursing Home for Your Loved One

Is the Louisiana Nursing Home Industry Paying for Leniency?

Choosing the Right Nursing Home for Your Elder Loved One

Rash of Mistreatment in Personal Care Homes

State Revokes Nursing Home’s License

Is Your Local Nursing Home Taking MRSA Precautions?

Birth Injury: Failing to Perform a C-Section in a Timely Manner

How Do You Prove Wrongful Death in Georgia?

How to Prevent Hydroplaning During Heavy Downpours in Atlanta

Cement Truck Accident Lawyers in Atlanta, GA

Drawbacks of Relying on Blind Spot Monitors in New Cars

The 4 Ds of Negligence in Medical Malpractice Claims

Nursing Home Negligence in Georgia – Understaffing in Nursing Homes

How Lane Splitting Can Lead to Catastrophic Car Accidents

Failure to Address Signs of a Stroke in Medical Malpractice Cases

Accidental Puncture and Laceration Medical Malpractice

Placental Abruption Birth Injury Lawsuits

Birth Injury: Improper Monitoring and Delay in Delivery

Common Spinal Cord Injuries Following a Car Accident

How to Avoid Becoming a Victim of Medical Malpractice

Cancer Misdiagnosis and Medical Malpractice in Atlanta, GA

Pregnancy-Induced Hypertension Birth Injuries

How to Avoid Danger Zones Around Semi-Trucks

How Fault is Determined in Georgia Car Crashes

Common Medications Linked to Birth Defects

Contact Us

Have a Question?