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As we begin a brand new year, family caregivers might be feeling anything but reinvigorated. The holidays often place additional demands on already overwhelmed caregivers. While most of us resolve to start the new year on a healthier, more positive note, it can be a difficult resolution for caregivers to stick to.
Caring for an aging loved one can be a rewarding role. It gives families a chance to reconnect in meaningful ways. But it is also exhausting—physically and emotionally. Almost one fourth of family caregivers say their own health has declined as a result of juggling so many responsibilities. Those who have been a family caregiver for five years or more rate their own health as fair or poor.
Here are some steps caregivers can take in 2019 that will help them live a healthier lifestyle.
7 New Year’s Resolutions for Family Caregivers
If you are starting to wonder if it’s time to consider an assisted living community for your loved one, you likely have many questions. How to start your search is probably among those questions. “Where to Begin” is a resource page we created to help families. Topics range from how to start difficult aging conversations to how to understand what type of care is the best fit.