While it may seem early to start thinking about Christmas, it is the hallmark of a good business to plan early. Supermarkets and retailers have already got their Christmas strategies planned, and it is vital that your home care service does too.
One of the most common things domestic carers are unsure about is how to make the Christmas period festive for their patients, so our experts at The Great Care Company have shared their top tips.
1. Help Your Patient Write Christmas Cards
Writing and sending Christmas cards is a traditional way to spread joy and merriment across the festive seasons.
By helping your patient to write and subsequently send these cards, they will not only feel as though they are taking part in the season, but they are likely to feel a warm sense of nostalgia too, remembering the times they used to send cards as a child.
If they receive any cards back then ensure these are displayed in an obvious fashion, to remind your patient of the friends they have that wish them well.
2. Hang Up Some Decorations
While not all patients will want a Christmas tree in their accommodation, a small touch of festive ornamentation is likely to brighten their day.
Even something as simple as tinsel or paper chains can turn a room festive, and this is likely to bring an air of Christmas cheer to them, as well as any guests they have.
3. Make Christmas Day Special
Many patients will be looking forward to the big day just as much as you are, so ensure that something special is done on Christmas day, in a way that differentiates it from the other days in the build-up to Christmas.
Whether this is through the giving of gifts, or the perpetration of a traditional Christmas dinner, your patients and their families will really appreciate you going the extra mile and making the day one to remember.
At The Great Care Company, we pride ourselves on offering bespoke and tailored home care services and ensure that we place the happiness of our patients at the heart of our business.