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Elderly Care: 10 Ways to Be Good to Yourself

Chandler, AZ – Elderly Care: 10 Ways to Be Good to Yourself

Taking care of yourself may seem like a selfish idea; in fact it’s essential to take care of you before you can really take good care of someone else. You are a special and unique individual. Nobody can take your place. Being accepting of Elderly Care Chandler AZyourself and loving you for who you are isn’t selfish or prideful. It’s a way of self-discovery that not only opens your eyes to your own potential but also helps you to do everything you want and need to do for your loved ones around you.

Here are 10 ways to be good to yourself. You can share these with other family members, too. Senior loved ones are often very harsh on themselves and this can lead to discouragement and depression. Your elderly loved one would also benefit by putting the following points into practice:

1.      Eat and drink healthy foods and beverages that give your body the best nutrition you could possibly get. Your health will thank you.

2.      Believe in yourself and your potential. Don’t believe every stray thought entering your mind.

3.      Love the skin you live in. If you hate your body you can’t love yourself.

4.      Surround yourself with uplifting people who love you and are good examples for you. Stay in your safety support system, especially when difficult circumstances are happening in your life.

5.      Stop comparing yourself to everyone else on the planet and convincing yourself they are all better than you. You know you do this (everyone does at some point in time), so just stop it. You’re too unique to compare yourself with anyone else!

6.      Move your beautiful body every single day. Love your body by treating it with what it needs and wants – exercise! This is so important! It will turbo-charge your mental and physical wellbeing.

7.      End your toxic relationships. They aren’t doing you any good. If it’s a family member, do something positive to turn this relationship into something better. Teenage son? Aging parent? Cousin? Best friend? There are times when the relationship needs some work. See a therapist. Think of something creative to end the toxicity. It will help both of you.

8.      Celebrate every time you have a success, and you are destined to have lots of them!

9.      Live your everyday life in ways that truly reflect your hopes, dreams and aspirations. Your positivity will wear off on others too.

10.  Reach out to other people who can help you grow. Know your support system – they will be the ones who are there when you need someone to fall back on.

For elderly loved ones who need some extra help with daily chores like bathing, dressing and preparing meals, hiring an elder care provider is the best solution.

If you or an aging loved one are considering hiring elderly care services in Chandler, AZ, please contact the caring staff at About You Home Care (480) 351-4473. Servicing Phoenix and the surrounding communities.

Debbie McLay

Founder and CEO at About You Home Care
Debbie McLay has had a ten year career working as a Behavioral Health Technician providing Direct Care to youth and adults with behavioral challenges, including substance abuse, eating disorders, domestic violence, and mental illness. For her exceptional work in this area Debbie was nominated for Subcontractor Employee of the Year by Value Options, an organization contracted to manage the mental health system in Maricopa County, and her client was nominated for the Most Successful Client of the Year. Debbie’s entrepreneurial endeavors began twelve years ago when she owned a successful retail business in a busy mall.

Debbie experienced firsthand in her own family the challenges that caregiver’s endure when caring for an aging loved one and saw a need for providers who adhere to a higher standard with exceptional service and individualized care that she herself provided in her behavioral health career. Debbie combined her background in healthcare with her entrepreneurial experience and founded About You Home Care with a vision of serving others who were faced with the struggles that her family had experienced. She’s also a strong believer in community service and does volunteer work for Duet, a nonprofit organization that provides aid for older adults and their families that face the difficult challenges associated with aging. Debbie has been on the fundraising event Steering Committee since 2011 and served as the event chair for two of those years.

Debbie did her Undergraduate studies in Psychology and Behavioral Science with Honors and pursued additional education in Chemical Dependency Counseling.