Have you ever wondered what it truly means to have a balanced life? After all, one person’s idea of balance may very well be the epitome of chaos to another. If you haven’t given it some thought before, January is a great time to do so. Its officially Get a Balanced Life Month and the staff at our senior care agency want to help everyone live on an even keel. So our team of caregivers has put together a brief series of tips that may help:
Build a Trustworthy Network
In our experience, one of the best ways to get a balanced life is to build a trustworthy network of people that are willing and able to help you get through the rough times. For some of us, that may mean relying on able-bodied relatives that happen to live nearby. For others, it may be necessary to crack open that inner circle and let strangers in. We know that can be a scary proposition. Consequently, we recommend soliciting the help of a licensed, insured, senior care agency that has a proven track record of helping maintain or improve ailing individuals’ quality of life.
Speak Up Often
Of course a network is only as good as its members’ ability to communicate effectively with one another. Therefore, it’s vital to speak up often and let those in your network know exactly what you need. If you are not sure what you need but just know that something isn’t quite right. That’s okay too. Just explain what you’re feeling and the things going on in your life. A highly trained healthcare team should be able to help guide you to a resolution from there.
Don’t Stay in a Box
When presented with those various solutions, don’t box yourself in. Remember, there is always more than one way to solve a problem. So never be afraid to look beyond conventional solutions or ask others to be flexible. They may just surprise you by saying “yes” or coming up with options that are effective but buck tradition. For example, maybe it’s better to ease a loved one into the idea of accepting home care instead of just showing up one day with professional help in tow.
To learn more about achieving a balanced life and how working with a trusted, senior care agency may help, please contact us at Home Matters. We offer personalized solutions and our team consists of people with extensive experience in nursing, social services, emergency medicine, occupational therapy and customer service.