Everyone has their limits. Each of us has our breaking point. For those who are caring for aging and disabled family members, it may seem like a relatively simple job at first, but most of them realize just what it involves and that can create a tremendous amount of stress and anxiety. When you are overwhelmed with stress as a caregiver, it can be difficult to get up in the morning, feel energized, or even care about much at all.
When you feel as though you have nothing left to give, take charge.
You need to take charge of your life. You need to take some time back. Many people have a difficult time figuring out how they could possibly do that considering this other person relies on them. What they fail to understand, though, is how important home care support services can be.
Home care agencies give you the time you need to take your life back.
A home care agency can provide caregivers at your discretion. If you need time on a Monday morning, for example, for two or three hours, you can hire somebody through an agency for just that length of time. If you need somebody to look after this individual three days a week in the afternoon, an agency can provide that kind of flexibility.
Once you understand the value in home care support, then you can begin taking steps to regain energy and take your life back. Let’s see how that can be done.
Step #1: Unwind.
You need to unwind. You need time to relax. You need time to yourself. Whether you take a hot bubble bath, read a book, or simply go for walks, this is how you become mentally energized, engaged, and feel reinvigorated.
Step #2: Eat healthy.
More often than not when people have little time for themselves, they don’t eat well. They grab fast food, processed meals, and so on. You need to take some time to prepare healthy meals.
Step #3: Exercise.
Another thing that often gets pushed aside is exercise. This could involve a jog around the block, swimming, walking at the mall, or even going to a local gym. Even though you may feel as though you don’t have any energy left, energy begets energy, so when you begin exercising, after the first couple of days when you feel worn out, you’ll start to feel more energized, feel better, and that can inspire you to do even more to take care of yourself.
When you have home care helping, it sets the stage for you to finally be able to take charge and regain energy in your life.
If you or an aging loved one are considering home care to reduce caregiver stress in West Trenton, NJ, please call the caring staff at Care Street Home Care. You can reach our Mercer/Burlington Division at (609) 496-5666.
Dr. Shelly, as he is fondly known, has served as an Alzheimer’s Support Group Facilitator in Mercer County and is a Certified Dementia Instructor. Knowledgeable, compassionate, and unusually devoted, his guidance is crucial in helping families understand their options and render decisions for their loved ones’ care plan. Dr. Shelly’s extensive experience, sincere and pleasant demeanor, and professional affiliations have made him a vital asset to Care Street.
Care Street Home Health Care LLC is a division of Ocean Healthcare, a network of New Jersey-based healthcare centers and services founded in 1973 by Melvin and Debbie Feigenbaum. Melvin and Debbie both came from warm, close-knit backgrounds that emphasize the centrality of family. The values of respect, responsibility, and dignity run deep in the Feigenbaum family; they share a strong sensitivity to the importance of caring for others, particularly the elderly and disabled.
The Care Street mission is straightforward and compelling: to provide a comprehensive range of the highest quality home health services in a professional and efficient manner that will enhance our clients' quality of life and empower families to keep their loved one at home.
Care Street has earned a reputation of excellence among hundreds of families, and is recommended by medical professionals and hospital discharge planners throughout the State.
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