Caregivers in Old Greenwich CT: 5 Ways to Keep Yourself Happy as a Family Caregiver

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5 Ways to Keep Yourself Happy as a Family Caregiver



Caregivers in Old Greenwich CT

Caregivers in Old Greenwich CTFinding ways to keep yourself happy can help you to avoid stress and overwhelm while you're caring for your elderly loved one. Every once in a while, take a look at your overall happiness level and determine if one or more of these methods might help.

Exercise with Your Loved One

Exercise itself is incredibly beneficial for your mental, emotional, and physical health. But it's also an important social activity, too. If you spend time exercising with your elderly loved one, you can achieve multiple goals without even trying. You'll be able to ensure your loved one is exercising safely and you'll be spending quality time together.

Take in Nature

Being around even a little bit of nature can make a huge difference in your happiness levels. If you have a nature path nearby, make sure that you take advantage of it on a regular basis. You can even make that a part of your regular exercise plan. If you can't get away as much as you'd like, there are other options. Set up bird feeders and bird baths in your yard or start a countertop herb garden in your kitchen.

Turn on Some Tunes

Music can do a lot to boost your mood and to maintain a mood that's already a happy one. The next time you're doing housework or something else that allows you to split your attention, turn on some music and let it carry you away for a little while. Better still, blast the tunes and have a dance party of your very own.

Join a Support Group

When you join a support group, you're reaching out and forging relationships with other people who are in the same situation that you're in. this is invaluable, but you can also learn so much about being a family caregiver. The real payoff, though, can come in when you're able to give just as much advice to others as you've been given before.

Do Something New

By exposing yourself to new experiences consistently, you can keep yourself interested in learning new activities. Take a class or join a club that allows you to enjoy something new. You'll be able to keep your brain active and engaged, which does magnificent things for your overall happiness and health.

Once you land on a routine that works for you, stick with it.

If you or an aging loved one are considering caregivers in Old Greenwich, CT or the surrounding areas, please contact SYNERGY HomeCare of Stamford, CT at 203-661-6969.

Caleena Namdev, Owner, SYNERGY HomeCare Stamford

Caleena Namdev is the President and Owner of Synergy HomeCare in Stamford, Connecticut. She is a graduate of University of Connecticut. Caleena has been working with seniors for a long time - whether it was her volunteer work with the IRS, or her role at the prestigious trust and estate law firm in Darien. Providing guidance to seniors and family members so they can get the help they need, is a passion for Caleena.

"Hi - I am Caleena Namdev, President and Owner of Synergy HomeCare in Stamford, Connecticut. Our entire staff at SYNERGY HomeCare wishes to extend you our warmest welcome. We know that searching for personalized, high quality care for your loved one is difficult. Your loved ones deserve the highest level of care and support. At SYNERGY HomeCare, we strive to exceed the high standards that you have set for their care. Please call my office at (203) 661-6969 and speak to a member of my CareTEAMâ„¢.

When you call us, you will be speaking with Stamford's most reliable, professionally managed, non-medical homecare agency - an agency, you can depend on for the care of your loved ones, whether you live around town, or thousands of miles away. You will also be speaking with an agency, where the owners are directly involved in ensuring that your loved ones get the highest level of care. We are SWCCA approved and are able to work directly with your long term insurance provider and worker's compensation insurance provider."

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