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Three Things You Can Do This Spring to Reduce Stress as a Caregiver

Spring is a great time of year. After a long, difficult winter season, the weather turns warmer, the birds start singing, leaves start popping on trees, and you want to get out and enjoy it. You may open the windows and doors in your house to allow fresh air in and it feels invigorating. As a family caregiver, though, you may be feeling a tremendous amount of stress and anxiety.

Caregiver Stress in Bloomfield NJ: Spring Stress Relief

Caregiver Stress in Bloomfield NJ: Spring Stress Relief

You might be taking care of an aging parent, sibling, adult child who has been disabled, or someone else close to you. You’ve been doing this for a few weeks or maybe several months. Throughout the winter season stress can feel even more pronounced because of the tendency to feel cooped up inside.

During spring, there are plenty of things you can do that can help you feel better, reduce stress, and maintain a higher quality of life. Never underestimate the value of hiring a home care aide to assist you in taking care of this loved one, though. Here are three things that you might consider doing that can help you alleviate stress this spring.

Garden.

Plant the garden. Tend to it. Water it. Weed the garden. Even if you’ve never done this before, it’s a great activity and doesn’t require a lot of knowledge to do. Sure, there are certain plants that require extra care and you will likely become more invested in soil quality, fertilizers, and more, but in the beginning focus on durable plants.

The more durable the plant, the easier it’s going to be for you to get it growing, keep it growing, and producing fruit and vegetables that are savory and enjoyable. Just the simple process of gardening helps to alleviate stress for millions of people all over the world.

Go for a walk.

When the weather is warm we are often inspired to go for walks and do other outdoor activities and recreation. You might feel as though you don’t have time because of your responsibilities as a family caregiver, but that’s where hiring a home care aide can make a world of difference.

Head to the beach.

Whether it’s a lake, river bed, or ocean, when you can go to the beach, it can feel invigorated. You might not enjoy swimming, but basking in the sun and listening to the waves either gently lapping or crashing on the surface can help reduce a tremendous amount of stress and anxiety.

For home care to reduce caregiver stress in Bloomfield, NJ, call ComForCare Home Care at 973-287-4718. Serving Caldwell, Clifton, Montclair, Bloomfield, Nutley, Verona, Little Falls, Cedar Grove, Totowa, Essex Fells, Roseland, Glen Ridge, West Paterson, Fairfield, Passaic, Belleville.

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Zack Demopoulos

Zack and Phyllis Demopoulos are the Owners of ComForcare Senior Services of Fairfield, NJ.
Whether it’s in business or in life, finding the right partner is vital to the success of any union.Fortunately, Zack and Phyllis Demopoulos have found the perfect counterparts in each other.After 21 years of marriage, the couple decided to join forces in a new way with ComForcare.Zack had over two decades in healthcare at Warner-Lambert and Pfizer, and Phyllis was a stay-at-home mom of three and former Estée Lauder trainer.Their strong family values and personal experience with helping relatives who required continuous assistance led them to a business
centered on providing top-notch care to those needing it most. ComForcare is committed to providing caregiving, resources and education to families in Northern Essex and Southern Passaic counties.

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