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Primary Caregiver: 5 Tips to Alleviate Stress During the Holidays

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In the midst of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, primary caregivers can become overwhelmed with seasonal activities and providing care for their elderly family members. Before becoming overwhelmed, use these tips to minimize the holiday haze.

1. Assess

2. Communicate

3. Delegate

4. Release

5. Relax

Assess your current situation to determine if extra coverage is needed. You may need short-term relief or respite care coverage so that you can take a break (for a few hours) from the normal caregiving duties. On the other hand, if you are looking for something more long-term, perhaps you should opt for 12-hour or 24-hour service.

Once you have assessed your care needs, communicate your needs to your support system or your trusted home care agency.

Delegate the tasks specific to your loved ones needs. A dedicated home care agency will work hand-in-hand with you to craft an action plan for care. This is a living document that can be modified based on the client’s needs.

Allow yourself to release control, at least during the hours of coverage, to the qualified caregiver. A dedicated care professional will be committed to the overall well-being of your loved one.

And lastly, relax during your time off and enjoy the holiday season.

Caregiving can be very demanding. Please be sure to reach out to your support system, that includes your trust home care agency, for assistance. We are more than happy to support you.


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