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

Make the new year great for you and your senior loved one by arranging elderly care at home from Visiting Angels Westminster

Every time the clock strikes midnight and we welcome a new year, we make a list of resolutions that should help us become the better version of ourselves. If you are a family caregiver, it is highly likely that because of taking care of your loved one you have neglected your own health and well-being. Maybe your mom suffers from a chronic condition or your dad has mobility issues, but no matter how much you want to help them, putting your health at risk will negatively affect everyone involved.

This year, make a decision to take back control of your health and do something for yourself. If taking care of your loved one is leaving you exhausted and overwhelmed, consider hiring a professional from Visiting Angels Westminster who will provide dependable care at home for your elderly loved one. In order to improve your physical, financial and emotional state, here are five resolutions that should find their place on your list.

Find the right home care provider

Even if your loved one doesn’t wish to move to a nursing home or an assisted living facility, you don’t have to take care of them on your own. Nowadays you can find excellent agencies like Visiting Angels Westminster which deliver care at home. With a professional caregiver by their side, your loved one will receive the level of care they need, while you will be able to take care of yourself.

Make sure you find a home care agency that offers personalized care plans, so you can be sure that your loved one is receiving the right type of care from a dependable and compassionate caregiver.

Walk every day

When you hire a professional to deliver expert care at home, you will have more time for yourself, so use it to walk around the neighborhood for 30 minutes every day. Not only will you exercise your muscles this way, but you will also reduce your stress and blood pressure levels, and feel more energized. If possible, encourage your loved one to join you on these walks.

Fix your car

Unless your parents and your office are on the same block, you rely on your car to take you anywhere needed. Use these holiday offers and make sure that your vehicle is in order so you don’t have to deal with unwanted expenses in a few months. If your loved one is not able to drive, their caregiver can provide transportation services when you are not able to do so.

Eat healthier

If you wish to stay away from junk food and eat right, don’t do it on your own. Try to encourage your loved one to make healthier food choices as well. If they receive in-home care from Visiting Angels Westminster, their caregiver can prepare healthy meals with more salads and fruits and less fatty foods, sodas and alcohol.

Enjoy more quality time with loved ones

With professional care at home from Visiting Angels Westminster, you will be able to spend more quality time with your parent, rather than spending all of your time together cleaning their home or assisting them with personal care. This way you can relax and fully enjoy spending time with your loved one.

To learn how Visiting Angels can help you and your loved one in the new year, contact our Westminster, CO office today.

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