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Five New Year’s Resolutions for Family Caregivers in Littleton, CO and Surrounding Areas

When thinking of New Year’s resolutions to help your senior loved one in the new year, choose reliable and experienced home care aides from Visiting Angels Littleton to provide the care your loved one needs

Every year, we feel that the New Year’s Eve gives us a fresh start. It is the time when we make a list of resolutions we bound to respect in the following year. While giving up smoking or losing weight might be on your list, if you are a family caregiver taking better care of yourself should definitely be one of your decisions.

Maybe you have a mom who needs help on a daily basis or a dad who has Alzheimer’s, but taking care of them while completely neglecting your health, happiness and well-being will negatively affect both you and your parent in the long run. Therefore, make some resolutions that involve working with home care aides from Visiting Angels Littleton and spending more quality time with your loved ones.

Here are some of the decisions you should put on your list.

Find the right senior care for your loved one

You probably keep telling yourself that you will take care of yourself when you have taken care of your aging parent. However, if they suffer from a chronic condition or are recovering after a stroke, you might be able to take a break only when you have found a professional who will provide them with the level of care they need.

With reliable home care aides from Visiting Angels Littleton, you will be able to relax and recharge your batteries while your loved one receives care from a skilled and experienced professional. Keep in mind that you should look for an agency that offers personalized care plans, so you can be at ease knowing that your loved one is receiving the right level of care.

Go for walks

With home care aides from Visiting Angels Littleton, you will have more free time on your hands, so use it to get some exercise. It doesn’t have to be anything complicated. Just by walking for 30 minutes a day you can significantly boost your health, lower your blood pressure and feel more energized. If the situation allows it, encourage your loved one to join you, so they could engage in physical activity as well.

Repair your car

If like most people you spend a lot of time in your car going from point A to point B, you know how car troubles can disrupt your routine and mess up your schedule. This is especially inconvenient if your loved one relies on you to drive them to the doctor’s office.

During the holidays you can find so many special offers that allow you to change the oil and check your brakes without breaking the bank. If your loved one is not able to drive anymore, our home care aides can also serve as a driver when you are not around.

Eat right

Most people want to lose weight after the holidays, but that is easier said than done. If you want to eat right, try to get your loved one on board as well. Eating healthier can benefit both you and your parent, so make sure to inform their caregiver about their new diet.

Spend quality time with your family

With home care aides from Visiting Angels Littleton who will assist your loved one with everyday activities and personal hygiene, you will be able to spend more quality time with them, not worrying about chores or personal tasks.

Learn more about how we can help your loved one in the new year by contacting our Littleton, CO office today!

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