Five New Year’s Resolutions for Family Caregivers

This year, make resolutions that will help you and your senior loved one live a happier and healthier life, including eating right, exercising, and considering senior home care options from Senior Home Care by Angels

If you are a family caregiver, you probably have your hands full. Juggling your work, family, and obligations while doing your best to take care of your loved one can be exhausting. To avoid burnout and do your health a favor, keep your well-being in mind when writing down your New Year’s resolutions.

You may have a parent who is struggling with a chronic illness or who is recovering after a stroke, but investing all your energy in their care while neglecting yourself can have a negative impact on everyone involved. Once you start making better lifestyle choices, your loved one can also become a happier and healthier person.

This year, try to keep these five resolutions.

Get Your Parent the Care They Need

When you are exhausted and overwhelmed, you are in no condition to take proper care of your loved one. However, with home care options from Senior Home Care by Angels, you will have time to take a break and recharge your batteries while your parent will receive the level of care they need. Make sure you hire a home care agency that offers personalized care plans and skilled caregivers, so you can rest easy knowing your senior is in capable hands.

Go for a Walk Every Day

When you have considered available home care options and found the best solution for your loved one, you will have free time to devote to exercise. Just by walking for 30 minutes every day, you can lower your blood pressure, uplift your mood, exercise your muscles, and feel more energized. Since healthy movement can benefit your loved one as well, encourage them to walk with you whenever possible.

Fix Your Car

If it has been a while since you’ve changed the oil in your car or checked the brakes, use New Year’s discounts to make sure your car is working properly. This way you won’t have to deal with a broken vehicle and unwanted expenses in a couple of months. In case your parent is no longer able to drive, a caregiver from Senior Home Care by Angels can arrange transportation when you are not around.

Eat Healthier

Proper nutrition is important for your health and strength but following a well-balanced diet can be difficult sometimes. Therefore, encourage your loved one to eat healthier as well, and you can be each other’s support. Since Senior Home Care by Angels offers meal planning and preparation as one of our home care options, you can tell your loved one’s caregiver to prepare healthy meals for Mom or Dad.

Spend More Quality Time with Your Loved Ones

With reliable senior care from Senior Home Care by Angels, you will be able to spend more quality time with your parent, instead of only helping them with their chores or personal tasks.

To learn more about home care options available to make your loved one’s new year great, contact your local Senior Home Care by Angels office today. 

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