Home for Holidays: How to Prepare Your Holiday Season for Older Guests


Home for Holidays: How to Prepare Your Holiday Season for Older Guests

Home for Holidays: How to Prepare Your Holiday Season for Older Guests

It’s that time of year when families and friends get together to celebrate the holidays and spend time with the ones who are dear to them. Growing up, many of us spent the holidays at our grandparents’ house but as we get older, we can return the favor and host them. At Brookdale, we have the ability to serve more than 60,000 seniors in 670+ communities across 41 states. 

As the nation’s largest senior living provider, Brookdale is committed to helping seniors and their families maintain close relationships with one another. That’s why we wanted to share a few tips from the Brookdale family about helping to make your home is as safe and comfortable as possible for your older relatives.

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Press Release

Home for Holidays: How to Prepare Your Holiday Season for Older Guests

Ring in a Safer Season for Your Senior Loved Ones

Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 5, 2022 - If a senior will be spending time at your or a loved one's home this holiday season, Brookdale Senior Living has steps for you to include in your preparations to help make your home safer and more welcoming. Falls pose a particular threat to older adults but can be prevented. 

The CDC reports that falls are the leading cause of fatalities and are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries to people 65 and older. 

Being in a less familiar environment can contribute to a senior’s risk of falls or injury. They are navigating a layout that’s different than their own home, without the accustomed lighting, and possibly dealing with stairs and other features that could be difficult.

Brookdale Senior Living experts encourage you to check out these simple measures that you can take ahead of time that can make a major difference:

Health and Wellness:

Discussing your older loved one’s routine, including medications, will help you and your guest be on the same page regarding their needs. Important things to consider during the discussion:

  • what medications are they taking and how often are those needed
  • routine meal schedules and any dietary restrictions/preferences
  • volume/noise levels in the home – increased commotion and activities could lead to more agitation

“Whether your older loved one is living at home or in a senior living community, talking to them or the care staff at their community will help you have a more successful visit,” advised Camille Jordan, senior vice president of Clinical Services. “Find out what will make them more comfortable and relaxed in your home.”


Media Coverage

Connersville News Examiner shares Brookdale's tips for hosting a senior loved one during the holidays. *Paid subscription required

KRON shares Brookdale's tips for hosting senior loved ones at the holidays.



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