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The Best of Years, The Worst of Years: Elder Care Tips & Tools

One elder care tip is to prepare for a monthly respite as soon as possible. Schedule the best time for the day and night so that one can prevent burnout from having every activity aligned perfectly. Another good tip is to keep a journal at the elder’s residence. A journal with plenty of paper for family to record any notes offers a good amount of security. Also getting a good watch for a elder is a necessity because it can have a feature that will alert any relatives when a elder pushes a emergency button.

Key Takeaways:

  • An elder care blogger notes that a year that had many losses was incredibly difficult, but offered many opportunities for growth.
  • Losses incurred included the loss of a family member to cancer, a dear pet and a professional opportunity.
  • It’s important, when one is a caregiver, to incorporate respite activities into one’s schedule before burnout becomes an issue, not after.

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