Adapted from the Wall Street Journal, December 30, 2021

It’s been a tough 2021 for everyone. According to the Wall Street Journal, 53 million unpaid family caregivers are physically, emotionally & financially drained. As we enter into 2022, the toll on this group continues. 2022 is the time for caregivers to shore up their physical, mental, emotional & financial health to ensure an overall healthy 2022 for all caregivers and their family members. Let’s make 2022 a positive year! SafeHarbor HealthCare will share “Key Steps” as recommended by the Wall Street Journal in the coming weeks to help make 2022 less stressful than 2021.

Your Physical Health for 2022

First up, according to Luciano Grubissich, Medical Director of Family First, caregivers complain of headaches, stomachaches, and insomnia. Stress and burnout are often to blame for this. “You need to be well to care for someone else”. Call your MD, make an appointment for a routine checkup. Discuss neglected aches & pains. Try not to depend on prescription drugs, when possible.

Make a Healthy Eating Plan for 2022

Take the time to eat healthy snacks, fresh fruits, nuts, & yogurt rather than chips and sodas. Adding vitamins to your routine could help. Don’t be afraid to ask family & close friends for prepared healthy dinners for yourself & your loved one. Reward yourself with a nap if you can. You can’t do it all.

Safe Harbor Healthcare Services does not provide medical, healthcare, or financial advice via articles. This material has been prepared for informational purposes only. It is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for medical advice.

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