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What Would You Do with a Few Free Hours?

Senior Home Care in Rego Park
Senior Home Care in Rego Park

As a caregiver for an aging loved one, you have a lot on your plate. The joys of helping an elderly parent age in place or live with you are tremendous. However, the stresses and responsibilities are also huge. They can sometimes feel overwhelming.

One way to reduce stress is to research hiring a senior home care team to help with tasks at home. A senior home care provider can care for your loved one when you’re unavailable. Having a senior home care provider can give you extra time for other tasks. Here are a few ideas of things you could do with a few extra hours in your day.

A few hours of rest!

Yes, you have a lot to do, but wouldn’t it be nice to have a few hours of rest each week? Although it may seem like “wasted” time, taking a break to rest can actually give you the energy and motivation for other things. What does rest look like to you? Is it booking that appointment for a rejuvenating massage? Maybe it’s a quiet stroll through your favorite garden? Or catching up on your favorite stories, whether they’re streaming or in a book?

How about a new (or renewed) hobby?

Another way to treat yourself when you have a few hours is to pour yourself into something you’re passionate about. Sometimes when caring for a loved one, you forget to do the things that bring you joy. Doing those enjoyable tasks can help you manage those not-so-enjoyable tasks better. Your hobby might be rekindling an old love for watercolors, or discovering a new hobby of hiking. Whatever it is, it’s okay to take some time to do something that is completely for you.

Complete those projects.

Being a caregiver often means putting less urgent matters on the back burner. But hiring a senior home care provider could give you the time to work on the projects you want to complete. Achieving a goal can give you a sense of accomplishment and control, which can be helpful if you sometimes feel unsure of how to care for your loved one. So pick up that hammer, grab that paintbrush, or plug in that drill and work on that project that’s been patiently waiting for you.

Never forget that as you take care of your loved one, you need to take care of yourself. Sometimes, just a few hours a week can provide exactly what you need.

If you or an aging loved one is considering Senior Home Care in Rego Park, NY, please contact the caring staff at Beacon Eldercare Inc. today at (718) 406-9500.

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