New Year’s Resolutions for Family Caregivers in San Marcos

new years resolutions caregivers san diego countyFamily Caregivers in San Marcos Should Resolve to Improve

When all the dust has settled from Christmas and New Year’s family gatherings, it will be back to “normal life” for most of us. Family caregivers in San Marcos know that they will still be quite busy, facing another year of decisions, challenges, and day-to-day responsibilities caring for both their children and their parents. We’d like to share some suggestions that may help you keep your schedule and your sanity under control this coming year.

Make Time For Yourself

Yes, it sounds selfish to say, “I need some time for myself,” especially when you know that will create more work for others. If you are the family member that shoulders the bulk of your parents’ care most of the time, though, you have a responsibility to take a break now and then. Make a resolution to turn to available family members or to a trusted professional service to fill in for a day or two. You will return to your tasks with a new energy and appreciation for your loved one.

Spend “Real Time” With Your Loved One

Caring for an elderly parent doesn’t just mean driving to doctor’s appointments and making sure prescriptions get taken on time. In today’s hectic world, you may actually have to schedule special times together, outside the realm of what has to be done. Visit a coffee shop; browse at a bookstore; or just drive through a favorite park together. It will strengthen your relationship and make those millions of necessary jobs seem worth it.

Enlist Help From Professional Caregivers in San Diego County

If you and your family simply can’t keep up with your loved one’s needs day in and day out, hiring expert and trustworthy caregivers in San Diego County is a responsible move. You will be amazed at the pressure that is lifted when you allow these caring professionals to help, and the entire family will benefit.
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About Tim Colling

Tim Colling is the founder and President of A Servant's Heart In-Home Care, which provided in-home caregiving services in San Diego County, and also of A Servant's Heart Geriatric Care Management, which provided
professional geriatric care management services and long term care placement services in San Diego County. Tim has more than 30 years of experience in management in a variety of industries. He held a Certified Care Manager credential from the National Academy of Certified Care Managers. Tim is also a Certified Public Accountant (retired), and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from California State University at San Diego. In addition to writing blog posts here for the Servant’s Heart blog, Tim also is a regular contributor to HealthLine.com and to FamilyAffaires.com as well as blogs of other eldercare services provider companies. Finally, Tim is also the president of A Servant's Heart Web Design and Marketing, which provides home care marketing as well as website design and online marketing for those who serve the elderly and their families.