Five New Year’s Resolution for Family Caregivers in Jenkintown, PA and Surrounding Areas
Here are some New Year’s resolutions families in Jenkintown, Abington, Ambler, Horsham, Hatboro, Philadelphia and surrounding areas in Eastern Montgomery County, PA can make to improve their senior loved ones’ quality of life
At the beginning of every year, we make decisions that should help us change our lives for the better. If you have been a family caregiver these few past months, or even years, it is quite possible that you have neglected yourself and your needs. Maybe you need to take care of your mom who has a chronic illness, or your dad who is a stroke survivor, but looking after them should not prevent you from looking after yourself. However, if you neglect yourself you can easily burn out physically and emotionally.
Therefore, this year decide to create a better reality for you and your loved one by working with a private home care provider like Visiting Angels Jenkintown. Our caregivers can provide the support your loved one needs to make the new year better for them – and for you.
Here are several New Year’s resolutions you should make this year.
Get your loved one the right private home care provider
Taking care of your loved one can be emotionally and physically exhausting. If you are feeling tired and overwhelmed at all times, you simply won’t be able to provide your parent with the level of care they need.
Selecting Visiting Angels Jenkintown as your private home care provider is a long-term solution for both you and your aging family member. With our excellent home care agency, your loved one will receive the care and support they need, while you will be able to finally relax and look after yourself.
Stick to regular walks
After you have found the perfect private home care agency, you will have the time to exercise on a daily basis. Just by walking for 30 minutes every day you can significantly boost your health and lower your stress levels. You will also manage to lower your blood pressure and increase your energy. Since exercise is important for your elderly loved one as well, you can encourage them to join you.
Take care of the car
Having car trouble can put you in a difficult situation. Not only will getting to work, home or your parent’s place become far more complicated, but the expenses will also start to pile up. Therefore, take advantage of the season offers and get your oil changed and brakes checked, therefore ensuring the longevity of your car.
If you are too busy to drive your loved one and they are no longer able to get behind the wheel, one of our caregivers can serve as a driver. This way your loved one will stay mobile even when you are not around to assist them.
Eating right is always more difficult when you are trying to do it on your own. Therefore, this year get the entire family involved and make healthier food choices together. You can also instruct your loved one’s private home care provider to prepare healthy meals.
Spend more quality time with loved ones
If you have followed the above resolutions, you will be able to spend more quality time with loved ones. Instead of taking care of your loved one, doing the chores and cooking for them, you will be able to create fun and loving memories together.
To learn more about how our private home care services can help you and your loved one this year, contact our Jenkintown, PA office today.
Visiting Angels provides quality in-home senior care throughout Jenkintown, Abington, Ambler, Huntingdon Valley, Lafayette Hill, Horsham, Lower Gwynedd, Hatboro, Philadelphia and throughout Eastern Montgomery County, PA.