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Family Caregiver New Year’s Resolutions

With 2022 just starting, it’s the perfect time to review the past year and start thinking about how you can make the coming year a better one. For families and their senior loved ones, it’s a great time to reflect over the past year and think about how you can provide the best care possible while still spending quality time together. Caregivers at Griswold Home Care work hard to offer the most comprehensive home care services available and understand how important it is to support a loved one as they age. Here are some home care “resolutions” that can help you and your loved one start the New Year off right.

Stay Socially Engaged: Does your loved one love to reminisce or talk about the current day’s events? If so, it’s important to make sure they have someone to interact with. Companion Care services from Griswold Home Care will give your loved one someone to talk to and help them stay engaged. This could mean playing a board game, having a good old chat, or looking at and discussing old family photos.

Practice Appropriate Self-care: Many people tend to let personal grooming fall by the wayside as they get older. Perhaps they need help with bathing or brushing their teeth in the morning, but it’s important that someone is available to ensure basic hygiene needs are met. Griswold Home Care can provide caregivers to assist with more intimate personal tasks, such as bathing or dressing, that can help your loved one maintain their dignity. It is especially important that dental care is part of a daily routine to avoid costly trips to the dentist.

Keep Things Organized at Home: It can get harder to keep up with household tasks as we get older, and many seniors have trouble keeping everything organized at home. Could your loved one use a hand with the tasks of everyday life such as laundry, light housekeeping, and meal preparation? If so, Griswold Home Care Homemaking Care could be just what they – and you – need. This service can help take the pressure off and make everyday life more manageable so you can be sure an older loved one has what they need to stay happy and healthy at home.

Maintain a Safe Living Area: Safety should be a top priority when considering a loved one’s care needs. Your loved one may be at a point where living alone has just become too much, but they want to remain in their home for a variety of reasons. A Live-In Care caregiver can help you honor this wish by providing services throughout the day and evening. This type of service is sure to make you and your loved one feel more secure in your choice for them to remain at home.

At Griswold Home Care, we understand that being a family caregiver to an elderly loved one in Needham and the surrounding Metrowest-Boston area can be difficult as you have many demands. Caring for an elder loved one along with your own family is a lot to manage, and it can be challenging to keep up. It might be helpful, and offer you some relief to know that the Griswold Home Care Metrowest-Boston Office offers many different services, including Companion Care, Homemaking Care and Personal Care that can help you and your senior loved one stay strong, organized and energized in the New Year.

If the New Year seems like the right time to look into home care services, make a promise to yourself, and your senior loved one to reach out and talk to Griswold Home Care to find out how we can help you make the most of 2022. Our main goal is to ensure you the peace of mind to know that your loved ones are safe and well cared for in the comfort of their own homes. Give us a call at (781) 559-0073. We’ll be happy to discuss how our home caregivers can help care for a cherished elderly family member.

If you or an aging loved one are considering non-medical in-home care in Metrowest Boston, MA, call Griswold Home Care and speak to one of our caring staff members today. Call (781) 559-0073