5 Essential New Year’s Resolutions for Family Caregivers
A fresh, new year is upon us, and it is time to make some positive changes to help ensure that the year 2020 is the best year yet. Here are five New Year’s resolutions for family caregivers and their loved ones.Make Time for Yourself Taking care of an elderly or ailing relative can often feel like a full-time job. This year, strive to dedicate more time to caring for yourself. Do something you enjoy every single day and make an effort to remember the little things, whether it is eating a nutritious meal or taking a long, relaxing bubble bath. Making use of in-home senior services can help to make this all possible. Prioritize Your Mental Health Even if you have been looking after yourself physically, looking after a relative can take its toll on your mental health. Take a break when you need one, spend more time outdoors, and ensure that you are getting sufficient rest. Sleep More Speaking of rest, sleep is one of the most important aspects of daily care. You should be aiming to get at least seven hours of good quality sleep every night. Without it, both your physical and mental health are going to suffer. Spend Quality Time Together Caring for your loved one often means that you are spending a lot of time ‘working’ and doing menial duties, like preparing meals for them and ensuring they are clean and comfortable. This year, make an effort to spend more quality time together where you just sit, chat, and bond. Make Plans It is important to consider what your loved one’s future care is going to look like. Perhaps it makes sense for you to look after them right now. But, what about in two to three years’ time? Make 2020 the year that you begin researching the benefits of a live-in care provider. Also, speak to various agencies about in-home care services. Here at Tri-Med Home Care Services, we specialize in home senior services in New York. For more information about how we can assist your loved one to maximize their quality of life, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.
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