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Visiting Loved Ones During the Holidays

The holiday season is quickly approaching and it is the perfect occasion to spend time with your family and friends. We understand that in post-acute care communities, there may be a mix of emotions that occur when residents’ families come to visit. If someone you know is recovering from an elective surgery over this holiday season, here is what our South Coast skilled staff recommends considering before you come for a holiday visit to our post-acute care community.

Plan Ahead
Be sure to check the hours of the community you are going to before you come for a visit. If your schedule does not allow you to visit during standard visiting hours, communicate with the nursing staff or community manager. Please do not show up unannounced.

Allow Time to Adjust
Especially if this is your first time going to a post-acute care or assisted the living community, the experience can be overwhelming. Allow yourself time to adjust to your surroundings, and be aware that you may be perceiving the environment differently than your loved one.

Prepare Activities
There is a wide range of activities you can participate in when you are visiting your loved one during the holidays. If the post-acute community is planning holiday events, feel free to let the staff know that you wish to attend. Other activities can be reading together, writing letters, and making scrapbooks.

Remember to keep in mind that you wish to support your loved one during this time. The holidays are especially challenging since residents can feel nostalgia associated with the season. Here at South Coast Post Acute, we are here to help you spend some quality time with your loved ones this holiday season. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our post acute care community.

Real People. Remarkable Care. South Coast Post Acute.

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