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Donate to those in need – Look outside of yourself – volunteer at a food pantry or soup kitchen, collect needed items for the homeless shelters, or volunteer at a homeless shelter. You’ll quickly gain perspective, better appreciate your blessings, and you will get a gift in return far greater, knowing you have made a difference by helping those who are perhaps less fortunate than yourself.
If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed during the holidays, take a break. Find a quiet place alone to yourself, reflect, and stay focused on what is important and take care of yourself. If you don’t take care of yourself as a caregiver, you will find it difficult to properly care for your loved ones. Remember: feel good about asking for help if you need it. You owe it to yourself as a caregiver, and those you care for will benefit from a less-stressed ‘you’.
In-Home Tip for a Peaceful Christmas Journal One: Money and budgets - If it feels like your wallet isn’t big enough for the amount of gifts you would like to purchase, then consider updating your gift giving traditions this year. Keep it simple by drawing names with each family member buying a gift for one other person and set a budget to avoid financial stress. You’ll have more money to spend on a nice gift for one person than if you had to spread your budget amongst all your family members. As another alternative, experience the joy in giving to those outside of immediate family who are in need by donating to a charitable organization, or directly to a child or family in need. Or, share from the generations through recipe reminiscing.
A List of Things to Pay Attention To (to name a few) During Your Visit with Older Friends and Relatives This Christmas:
From What You Have Discovered While Visiting Loved Ones At Christmastime – How to Address it:
It’s natural – you are probably going to experience resistance when confronting a loved one about potential safety and wellness issues you may observe during your Christmastime visit. Keep calm and talk things through. It’s in your best interest and theirs to come up with some solutions to keep him or her safe. If in-home care is what you and they have decided after talking things through, contact us.
Hearthside Home Care offers free care consultations that allow you and your family to discuss home care options with a home care professional, without having to pay for the consultation or committing to services. Call us to schedule your free consultation.
In-Home Care Tip for November and December: Gratitude – It’s not just for THANKSgiving – Discover the Health Benefits of Gratefulness Year-Round. Keep a daily journal of those things for which you are grateful. Your health will thank you for doing it.
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