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Stress Management for Seniors

Mar 31, 2018 by Stephanie Howe - Owner, Comfort Keepers

It is important to take charge of stress management for your aging loved one. Stress can still resonate within seniors even if they are retired and do not have to worry about day-to-day job duties. The reason for the stress may include their lack of control over their wellbeing.

Tips for Diminishing Stress

While most seniors may be retired, there are other reasons they may be stressed. With aging may come new illnesses, aches, and pain, which can all cause stress. Learning to manage stress is important because it can take its toll on your loved one’s body.

  • Reading: Not only does reading create an active and strong mind, but it can also transport readers into another world where they are carefree.
  • Meditate: Some may find peace while meditating. Taking a couple minutes out of every day for some deep breathing and clearing of the mind can help seniors with reducing stress.
  • Laugh: Laughter can be a great stress reliever. Watching a funny show or socializing with friends and family can help bring out the laughter in your loved one.
  • Play with Pets: Animals are fun and loving companions that can bring out joy in almost everyone. Either owning a pet, or visiting with them can create a stress-free moment for seniors.
  • Exercise: Low impact exercise will give your loved one energy and may make them feel better mentally, while reducing their stress. Always check with a physician before beginning any type of exercise program.

In-Home Care

At Comfort Keepers®, we have compassionate caregivers who work to provide your aging loved ones with a healthy, safe, and independent lifestyle from the comfort of their own home. From providing companionship for just a couple of hours a week to around-the-clock care, our Comfort Keepers® can provide many services for seniors.

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