What Can You Do with Respite Time? 

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Very often caregivers avoid respite as much as they can because the idea is uncomfortable or they don’t know what to do. If that’s the case for you, you need to know that having elderly care providers able to take over for you makes respite one of the easiest options you can use. All you need to do now is decide what type of plans you want to make.

Elderly Care Mansfield OH - What Can You Do with Respite Time? 

Elderly Care Mansfield OH – What Can You Do with Respite Time?

Whatever Helps You to Relax 

Once upon a time, you knew what activities you enjoyed that helped you to feel relaxed. Some of those same activities might still work, even if it’s been a while since you’ve tried them. Taking a walk in a park, reading a book, or even just going to a movie might all make your list. These are all valid ways for you to spend your time away from being a caregiver.

Activities that Allow You to Socialize 

Your social life takes a hit as a caregiver, too. You often don’t have time to spend with friends and family like you might have in the past. That can leave you feeling left out and isolated, which is never a fun set of feelings. The beauty of respite time is that you can take it when it suits you. That means you can meet a friend for lunch if that fits your schedule or you can take an evening off. Whatever works for you is possible.

Projects that Help You Feel You Got Something Done 

Sometimes what you really need to do is to see that you’ve made some progress somewhere. Perhaps you’ve wanted to take a class or you’ve been refinishing some furniture. Whatever the project is, it’s something that has a purpose and a goal and when you’re done, you’re going to feel highly accomplished. Those are important activities to factor in.

Plans or Appointments You’ve Been Putting Off for a While 

There might be some things you’ve been putting off, like visiting your doctor. These are also activities you should be scheduling when you have someone who can step in for you. If you’ve been putting anything off, there’s no time like now to get it done.

When you can put together a plan for respite time, you’re going to be more likely to stick with it. Canceling respite time or simply failing to schedule it does you no good at all. When elderly care providers arrive to take over for you, you need to feel confident that you’re doing what you want to do with that time.

If you are considering Elderly Care Services in Mansfield OH, call the caring staff at Central Star Home Health at (419) 610-2161.  Providing services for families in Mansfield, Lexington, Bellville, Mt. Gilead, Loudonville, Crestline, Galion, Shelby, Ashland, Wooster, and the surrounding areas.
About the author: Stephen Sternbach
Stephen Sternbach has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Star Multi Care Services since 1987. After the sale of the New York and New Jersey operations of Star Multi Care Services, Sternbach brought the company private where he remains President and CEO of this newly developed $22M home healthcare company. With Sternbach at the helm, Star Multi Care Services employs more than 550 employees, in six offices throughout Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York. From 1978 to 1986, Sternbach was associated with Automated Data Processing, Inc. (“ADP”)–a provider of information services, where he held several marketing positions before becoming the Director of Sales. 1999-2008 Sternbach was an active participant on the Board of Directors for Proginet–a computer software company based in Garden City, New York. He also served on the Board of Trustees of the Long Island Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society from 1996-2002. In 1996, Stephen Sternbach was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young, Paine Webber and NASDAQ. Sternbach was also named in Crain’s New York Business Article, “40 Under 40” Successful Business Executives/Future Business Leaders in 1995. While maintaining a diversity of business and personal interests, Sternbach concentrated most of his efforts over the past 28 years towards continuously improving the quality of services delivered by the Star Multi Care Services’ family of companies. Stephen Sternbach holds a Master of Public Administration from Syracuse University – Maxwell School of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Relations and Personnel Administration from Ithaca College.