Senior Care in Fountain Hills AZ
Do you have a spot where you can go whenever you need a break? If not, try these suggestions for carving out your own break space.
Take Stock of the Space You’ve Got
Take an objective look at the actual space that you have available. Is there a porch where you can sit quietly for a few minutes? Perhaps there’s a room that is usually a family room, but during the day it can be a haven for you. You may even scope out the house and find that there are several spots that could be excellent break spots for you, depending on how much time you have and what you want to do with your break.
Look for a Quiet Spot
One of the best qualities that your personal space can have is that it’s quiet. Being a family caregiver often means that you’re dealing with a lot of chaos constantly. Having a quiet, safe spot in which to take some time for yourself can make all the difference when you have to jump back into dealing with a situation.
Let Everyone Else Know You’ve Staked Your Claim
In a busy household, you have to be able to defend your quiet spot when you need it and can take a break. If the room has a door, use it. You might even want to include a sign on the closed door that lets everyone in the house know that you’re taking a break and you’ll be back.
Depending on the space itself, you might have several ways to let everyone know that you’re occupied when you’re there.
Use Your Space Often
Now that you’ve found the right space and you have defended it from encroachers, make sure to use your space often in order to give yourself a break. You’ll even come to associate that space with calm, relaxed feelings. Having that space and that set of positive feelings to turn to whenever you’re stressed will prove invaluable.
Having your own space where you can take a break is especially helpful when you have someone else, such as senior care providers or other family members, who can spend time with your elderly loved one while you take a break.
If you or an aging loved one are considering senior care in Fountain Hills, AZ, contact the caring staff at Assisting Hands Home Care at (480) 725-7002.
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