Everybody experiences stress, but some days are more difficult than others. Mental health is vital for the elderly and caregivers alike, so we’d like to take a moment to remind you of the importance of stress relief. According to the American Psychological Association, “stress affects all systems of the body, including the musculoskeletal, respiratory, cardiovascular, endocrine, gastrointestinal, nervous, and reproductive systems.” Long-term stress may lead to discomfort and health concerns for the elderly and caregivers.
Because Special Touch Home Care helps loved ones support their elderly loved ones, we know the downsides of excessive stress and burnout. More importantly, we know how important it is to implement the following three activities to retrieve stress and, in turn, enjoy a higher quality of life.