When you’re caring for your elderly loved one, whether she’s in your home or you’re in hers, you need a space in which you can relax and bring yourself to a peaceful, centered feeling.
Look for a Spot You Can Repurpose
Even when it looks as if you don’t have a spot you can repurpose, you might be shocked. Look for areas under stairways, small closets you can claim, or even just a corner in a room. The tiniest spot will do for what you need, believe it or not, so you don’t have to find an area that is a full room or that is large. Once you’ve found an area you can claim, move anything else out of that area and put it somewhere else.
Get Creative with the Décor
This is the fun part for most people. Now look at your area and first assess what you need to do in order to make it private. For a closet, you might not need to do anything at all. If you’re using the corner of a room or an otherwise open area, something like a screen or a larger piece of furniture might suffice. Once you’ve got privacy down, you can start adding decorations and items that bring you comfort.
Include Items that Remind You to Relax
Next you’ll want to include peaceful items that remind you to relax. This could be pictures of people that you love or posters that have inspirational sayings on them. You might choose specific fabrics or colors that are soothing and happy for you. Include books, music, and anything else that makes you happy, peaceful, and relaxed. You might find that it takes you a while to put your space together and that’s okay.
Visit This Spot as Often as Possible
Once you’ve got your space sorted out, even if you’re still working out the rough areas, visit it often. This is an area that allows you to take both a mental and physical break from being a family caregiver, so use it. You’ll find that eventually just going into this space gives you a peaceful feeling.
Finding your own little space will do wonders for your peace of mind. It’s a great spot in which to meditate, pray, or even just practice breathing deeply.
If you or an aging loved one are considering caregiver services in Fairfax, VA, contact the caring staff at Access Home Care Inc. Proudly Serving Northern Virginia and Surroundings for over 12 years. Call Us: (703) 765-9350
“My desire to enter into nursing started when one of my older sisters died of kidney disease due to lack of care. At age 15, I decided to enter into nursing so that I could provide quality care to patients.Upon arrival in United States at 21 years of age, I enrolled in T.C Willliams School of Practical Nursing while working as a nursing assistant at a nursing home. I also worked as a part-time home health aide to take of the elderly. After completion of my practical nurse education, I worked in geriatric psychiatry unit at Dominion Hospital and Arlington Correctional facility mental health unit.
I completed Marymount University in 2001 and entered into Home Care as a field case manager.
I held that position for 2 years and as an Administrator, and for another 2 years until Access Home Care was found in 2004."
Today, Access Home Care has over 300 employees and 286 clients.