Finding time for YOU
Brought to you by Marcie Jones - Gentog - SENIOR DAYTIME RESPITE CARE INSIDER -
Providing care to your spouse is an act of love and sacrifice. It does not, however, need to be 24 hours per day, every day, to be a true act of love. You canand shouldfind time to replenish your soul.
If you never take time for you, there will be nothing left of you to give. Your tenderness, your kindness and your love will begin to lose the battle to impatience and resentment. Without intending to, youll stop providing loving care and begin to feel burdened. And he will sense that. Neither of you will be happy.
Finding an alternative for even a few hours a week will make a difference. Studies show that caregivers need at LEAST four hours per week to do something that they enjoythat will truly replenish their spiritin order to stay healthy. So how can you find that time? Get creative!
Start with family. Ask your children to come visit Dad so you can get away for a few hours. They might surprise you and say yes!
Ask your friends. Maybe your best friends husband would enjoy visiting with your husband while the two of you go to a movie.
Find a professional. In-home care agencies abound. Find one that you trust and make arrangements for a regular caregiver to come in and allow you to go out.
Find an adult day program. While you enjoy your time out, your spouse can actually enjoy making new friends, participating in meaningful activities, exercising and lunching with pals. Imagine thatBOTH of you could enjoy a few hours apart. Imagine how pleasant the evening could be after a day like that.
If youre looking for a great place for your loved one to spend time while you take time for you check out the program at Gentog. Were here for you!
11535 SW Durham Rd #C5, Tigard, OR 97224