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Caregiver Stress Sharon MA

Caregiver Stress Sharon MA

Stress. It gets to you. It wears you out. When you’re a family caregiver, stress can affect you in many different ways. It can impact your family life, interpersonal relationships, work, and even the care you provide to your elderly loved one.

When you’re trying to combat stress as a caregiver, you might go through a number of things trying to figure out what works best. No matter what you do, though, it seems like you can’t get out in front of it.

Stress can impact your health, your ability to focus, safety, and so much more. If you’re not careful and don’t pay closer attention to it, it can have a significant negative impact on the rest of your life.

August is American Adventures Month and taking on a new adventure could be just the ticket to help you reduce at least a significant portion of that stress, if not most of it. An adventure can be different for everyone, so while you might be immediately thinking an adventure is taking a trip across country, it could be saving up for a few weeks to visit a local spot. It could be a hike in the woods with a close friend, your spouse, or someone else.

Never underestimate the power of adventure. 

When you were a kid, what did you do? If you were like most kids, you had an active imagination and the desire to be outside exploring the world around you. As you got older, though, things began to change. You took on new responsibilities, a career, family, and so much more.

Now you may feel as though you simply don’t have time for anything other than taking care of your family, working, and paying the bills. That’s how stress gets rolling. It’s like a snowball that you begin rolling out at the top of the hill and then gradually pushed down further and further. Eventually, that little snowball becomes a massive pile of snow that can run you over and cause serious harm to your life.

Get help to take on this new adventure. 

The best help you can find when an elderly loved one needs assistance and support is to look into home care options. You can contact an agency and hire an experienced homecare aide for just a couple of hours a day once a week or more, depending on your needs.

When you step back and accept how powerful an adventure can be in life, you begin to realize what you might be missing out on and how that could be impacting the level of stress you feel.

If you or an aging loved one are considering home care for seniors in Sharon MA, please contact the caring staff at Care Resolutions. Helping Hands, Happy Hearts. Specializing in Quality Care in Eastern Massachusetts. Call Us! (508) 906-5572.

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Erica Tomasello

Erica Tomasello, has a background in Education and Clinical Psychology. She has worked with her mother for years, developing Care Resolutions into a premiere agency. Erica, and in turn, the agency's staff, continue to expand their knowledge with the ever growing development of understanding the aging process and geriatric disease. We are a member with Home Care Association of America and NFIB. We are also affiliated with NASW, National Association of Professional and Executive Women, Alzheimer's Partnership, Alzheimer's Association of Mass, MA Council for Home Care Aides.

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