Celebrating Mother’s Day Apart
Mother’s Day is a special time for families. Whether the kids are all still under one roof, or they’ve moved out and have kids of their own, the holiday is a perfect time for sons and daughters to show their appreciation and love for the women who raised them.
But Mother’s Day 2020 is unlike any in recent memory. Due to COVID-19, many children are unable to see their mothers in person on this important day. That’s especially true for children whose mothers live in nursing homes and care facilities, many of which have strict visitor restrictions or even outright bans while the coronavirus continues to spread.
There’s nothing more important than protecting the health and safety of Alabamians, but social distancing can be even more difficult to deal with when it interferes with family celebrations and holidays. However, there are still many ways for children, young or grown, to show their mothers the support and love they deserve on May 10, 2020.
Stay Connected with Mom Using These Mother’s Day Celebration Ideas
Being apart on Mother’s Day can be difficult, especially if you’re used to spending the day with mom and other family members. These ideas can help you stay connected on this important day without putting yourself, your mother, or others at risk:
- Connect via Skype, FaceTime, or other chat app—There’s no substitute for seeing your mother in person on her special day, but being able to see her face and hear her voice can help minimize the physical distance between you. Get creative with your webcam date with mom to liven up her Mother’s Day celebration. You can schedule a dinner date, play games, and even invite others to join in on the festivities.
- Send a special dinner to her—Though taking mom to a fancy restaurant to celebrate Mother’s Day is a great way to show your appreciation for her, dining out isn’t an option in many cities right now. However, most restaurants are still offering curbside pickup and delivery options. To celebrate the holiday in style, order your mom’s favorite dish from her favorite restaurant and have it delivered to her.
- Ship a care package to her—COVID-19 has made it difficult to get many household items, especially for seniors and nursing home residents who may be unable to visit supermarkets regularly. Use Mother’s Day as an opportunity to stock mom up on the items she needs while including personal mementos and keepsakes, such as letters from you and your family, candy, baked goods, and anything else that can help put a smile on her face this Mother’s Day.
- Create a homemade gift—There are few gifts more thoughtful and cherished than those handcrafted by loved ones. Even better are gifts where every member of the family pitches in. Consider making mom something special this year right from home—a scrapbook, shadow box, or even a brand-new family photo taken just for her can make the holiday one she won’t forget, even if you can’t be there to celebrate it with her in person.
And don’t forget—if you’re planning on sending flowers, don’t wait until the last minute! Due to COVID-19 restrictions and social distancing, flowers will be more popular than ever this year, and that means deliveries may be delayed for last-minute shoppers.
Being away from their children and other loved ones will be difficult for many mothers this Mother’s Day, especially if they live in nursing homes with restrictions on visitors. At Sawyer Law Firm, it’s our goal to ensure that everyone living in an Alabama nursing home gets the care and attention they deserve, whether that’s a happy Mother’s Day celebration with their loved ones while social distancing, or ensuring that their rights are still respected and upheld the other 364 days of the year.
We know the challenges that nursing home residents face, and our legal team is up to the task of helping residents and their loved ones clear those hurdles. If you believe that your loved one’s rights were violated in their nursing home, whether it was due to abuse, neglect, or any other form of mistreatment that caused injuries, we want to hear from you.
Our team of Alabama nursing home abuse lawyers has more than 25 years of experience assisting residents and families just like yours, and we know what it takes to get our clients the compensation they deserve. There are no upfront fees for our legal services, and you never see a bill unless we win your claim. Contact us today for a free consultation.