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What Are You Supposed to Do with Respite Time?

When you have time that you don’t know how to fill, you might find that it makes you a little uncomfortable. Busy caregivers get used to being super busy and having any time that isn’t filled with something gets awkward.

 

Senior Care in San Ramon CA: Caregiver Respite Time

Senior Care in San Ramon CA: Caregiver Respite Time

 

Here are some ideas…

Go to Your Own Doctor

When did you last go to your own doctor? Or have you been trying to figure out when you could see a therapist? With respite care help, you can make time for those important appointments. Your own health is crucial to this system working. You have to be taking care of yourself and if that’s not happening, you’re facing some problems sooner than you think.

 

Figure out a Meal Plan for Yourself

Along those same lines, if you haven’t taken a good look at what you’re eating lately, it’s time to do just that. Set aside some time once a week to work out a meal plan for yourself and to make sure you’re eating healthy foods that are going to keep you fueled.

 

Go Work Out

Exercise is a huge part of a solid stress-relief plan and it can be tremendous for you physically as well. So, consider joining a gym or finding a walking path that you love. Then, when you have some time, go work out. You might schedule your workouts for regular days and times or you might go when the mood strikes you. But when elderly care providers are with your family member, you know you’ve got time.

 

Reach out to a Friend

Relationships are difficult to maintain when you’re a caregiver. Sometimes you’ll have to back out of important events or you might ghost your closest friends for weeks at a time. You can use respite time as a way to renew those relationships, though. Either reach out via phone or text or take the time to sit down and write a handwritten note. Whatever you choose, you’ll have the space to devote to the relationship.

 

Just Take a Break

As much as you might need or want to do, though, keep in mind that you don’t have to do anything at all. Sometimes you might need to just do nothing much at all and that’s okay. You don’t have to schedule every single minute of every day.

Even if you don’t have a plan for your respite time, that doesn’t mean that you’re not able to take advantage of it. Leave the elderly care providers with your senior and do what you most need or want to do right then. Don’t deny yourself some time away just because you don’t know what to do.

 

If you or an aging loved one are considering Senior Care in San Ramon, CA, contact the caring staff at Provident Home Care. Call today (877) 572-3411.

Robin Conley RN, Owner and CEO

RN, Owner and CEO at Provident Care - Modesto, CA
When my grandmother’s health began to deteriorate... My greatest fear was that something would happen to her when I couldn’t be there. She had become unsteady on her feet, forgot to take her medications when she was supposed to, was not eating meals that fit into her dietary restrictions and often failed to recognize signs that she was getting into trouble. I knew that it was her firm desire to stay in her own home, but the amount of oversight I knew she needed was sometimes overwhelming for me to do alone. This is where my journey started! Providing care to seniors in our community is not just a job for me... It is something that has touched my life personally and something that I am passionate about! I know firsthand the worry and uncertainty caused when someone you love becomes ill or injured and how overwhelming the responsibility of caring for a loved one can be. I also know that finding a compassionate caregiver can often restore health, provide seniors with a renewed sense of control and independence, reduce depression, and relieve family members so they can once again be a caring son or daughter. So if you find yourself or someone you may know, in this situation... Our team of care managers and professional, compassionate caregivers at Provident Care would be honored to help you care for your loved one. Our staff is committed to caring for our clients as if we were caring for a member of our own family.

Robin Conley RN., Owner and CEO of Provident Care Home Care Providing HOME CARE- ASSISTED LIVING PLACEMENT ASSISTANCE

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