10 Jan Take Time for You!
There are many different roles we play in our lives. Student, employee, counselor, friend, son, mother, daughter, husband, wife – and the list goes on and on. At some point, you might have to put on the “caregiver hat”providing the much needed support and love to an ailing or elderly family member. Days may seem long and thank-you’s may be few, but the importance of what you do still stands firm. Statistics say that more than one-third of family caregivers continue to provide intense care to others while suffering from poor health themselves. Family caregivers are reported to suffer depression at a rate twice the national average.
Don’t let yourself be one of these statistics. Take time for you! Make yourself a priority! You are important, especially to those you are providing care. The healthier, more rested and happier the better you are able to support others. Set aside 30 minutes a day to focus on yourself – read the newspaper, watch the news or just sit and relax. It can make all the difference.
And remember, ACCFamily is here to help you make that time. For more than 19 years, we’ve been proud to come alongside family caregivers and walk with them down this road. Give us a call. We are here for you.