1. Time to winterize your home. Make appointments for tree trimming, gutter cleaning, lawn and garden care, sprinkler system repair and blow out, snow removal, etc An in-home caregiver can help your loved one make the appointments, and be there as people show up to perform the work.
2. Organize the closets. Put summer items into storage, and bring out the winter items. An in-home care giver can help your loved one clean and organize the home, and talk about the memories along the way.
3. Make appointments for yearly checkups, and get flu vaccinations, shingles vaccinations, etc. Elderly may need several visits with the doctors to get it all in. An in-home care specialist can get her there to every appointment, and organize the appointments as necessary.
4. The holidays are coming. An in-home caregiver can set up holiday arrangements, bring your loved one to lunches and get togethers, and help shop for holiday presents and functions.
5. School’s in session. If you’re busy getting the kids to school events, soccer games, and birthday sleepovers, an in-home caregiver can help you manage your parents activities and daily habits. From fixing light meals, to organizing daily medication, stop worrying about the status of your parents.
6. Time out. Are you spending 24 hours of the day worrying and caring for your loved one? It’s time for you to take time out for yourself. Even just a couple hours a week can give you the break you need. An in-home caregiver will give you peace of mind while you’re away.
7. Keep the memories. As we move into the holidays, memories of the past come flooding in. An in-home caregiver can help your loved one set up for the holidays, create scrapbooks with old photos and keepsakes, and maybe organize a lunch or two with old friends.
Staying happy and healthy is important for the both of you. Giving yourself just a few extra hours a week can give you both a new outlook on life. What are you waiting for? Contact an in-home caregiver today.