Caregiver Indulgence: Planning an At-Home Spa Day


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Caregiver Indulgence: Planning an At-Home Spa Day

In-Home Care in Champions, TX

In-Home Care in Champions TXBeing a family caregiver for your elderly parents is one of the most meaningful and rewarding ways you can give back to your loved ones and ensure they live the highest quality of life possible. With all of the physical and emotional energy you put into fulfilling their care needs, however, it can also be extremely stressful. Adult children who offer ongoing care for their aging parents are far more likely than other adults to cope with persistently high levels of stress and suffer more serious health consequences including fatigue, depression, dry skin and hair, headaches, muscles aches, digestive problems, and sleep disruptions.

Taking care of yourself is one of the most important things you can do to make sure you can give your elderly loved ones the highest quality of care possible. By easing your stress and supporting your own emotional and physical health you can maintain a close connection with your parents and have the physical capability to handle your caregiver tasks.

This caregiver indulgence is an at-home spa day you can enjoy as a way to relax, rejuvenate, and refresh yourself. By spending an entire day focused on your mind and body, you ease tension and reconnect with yourself so you can be a more compassionate and effective caregiver later. Give yourself complete peace of mind and allow yourself to relax by hiring an in home health care services provider to offer respite care for your elderly loved ones so you know they are safe while you take time to yourself.

Use these tips to create a relaxing, refreshing spa right in your own home:

Create the ideal climate. Set the temperature in your home so that you will be comfortable throughout the day. Even if you need to change your usual setting to slightly cooler than you usually have it, one day of a bit of extra air conditioning cost is worth the extra comfort and relaxation.

Choose a "clean" day. Put effort into getting your house clean and neat before your spa day. If you have a particular day of the week that you thoroughly clean the home, schedule your spa day for the following day. Being in a clean environment is more relaxing and restful than being surrounded by clutter so you will be able to get the most benefit from your spa day.

Create a peaceful soak. Transform your bathroom into a soothing retreat using Epsom salts, bubble bath, and candles. Relax in the bath and use an exfoliating wash to cleanse your body and remove dead skin cells for softer, fresher, younger-looking skin.

Moisturize your skin. After getting out of the tub, replenish the vital moisture in your skin by applying an alcohol-free lotion or body butter. Slather extra lotion on your feet and cover them with clean white cotton socks to promote extra absorption.

Beautify. Continue your spa day with an in-home manicure, pedicure, facial, and hair treatment. Be sure to finish these treatments with a coat of your favorite color of nail polish for a special touch.

Nourish and hydrate. Spend the afternoon relaxing with soothing music and give your body a nourishing boost with plenty of water and nutrient-rich food such as fresh fruit, vegetables, and cheese.

If you have a loved one who could benefit from the help of in-home care in Champions, TX, contact the caregivers at SYNERGY HomeCare. We help seniors and their families with many levels of home care service. Call (281) 407-1200 for more information.

Chad Jolley
Chad Jolley

As the owner of SYNERGY HomeCare of Houston and as a son trying disparately to find help for his parents, Mr. Jolley has worked within the senior healthcare field for over a decade. Beginning his work overseeing the care of his father who became critically ill following a stroke in 2004, he has continued to develop his expertise by aiding seniors, adult disabled and veterans in their search for truly compassionate and dependable care through SYNERGY HomeCare. Mr. Jolley received his designation as a Certified Senior Adviser in 2007 and continues to use his years of knowledge and experience to help other families find the care and peace of mind they need.

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