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November is National Family Caregiving Month 

Caregiving for a loved one is hard work. In fact, there are an estimated 34.2 million informal caregivers who provide daily care for an adult over the age of 50 in the United States. Approximately 15.7 million family caregivers are taking care of someone with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia. Caregiving can take a toll on the physical and mental health of the caregiver. However, there are ways in which you can reduce your stress level if you are a caregiver including respite care services. 

 

Ways to Reduce Caregiving Stress 

Learning about the kinds of resources that are available to you is essential. If you have a loved one with Alzheimer’s, the Alzheimer’s Association has resources for you including support groups, tips for daily living, and more. All Saints Home Care is an excellent resource for caregivers. Our team can assist your loved one on a daily or weekly basis to provide respite for caregivers. 

 

When you have respite care, do something that brings you joy. This could be attending a book club, meeting a friend for lunch, or anything that helps reduce your stress and connect with yourself and others. 

 

Planning meals can be time-consuming and drain your energy. To get relief from this stress, consider meal delivery services, or services such as meal preparation from All Saints Home Care.   

 

It’s important to stay on top of your own physical health. Taking care of yourself and stress management includes exercise. Physical activity can include walking, dancing, going to the gym, or even gardening.  Keep your doctor’s appointments and take any prescribed medication regularly. 

 

Self-care can also include relaxation techniques. Breathing exercises, visualization, and meditation can all be beneficial. If you see a therapist, be sure to schedule time with them when needed. 

 

All Saints Home Care Can Help 

Caregiver stress is high, and All Saints Home Care can help relieve the stress with our in-home services. Contact us to learn more about how we can help. 

 

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