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Can You Take Time to Cook Healthy Foods as a Family Caregiver? If Not, Help Is a Call Away

Caregiver in Manteca CA

If you don’t have time to take care of yourself, how can you provide the proper care for a family member, such as an aging parent? Many family caregivers find themselves in a difficult situationCaregiver-in-Manteca-CA and even overwhelmed with stress at some point during the process.

It’s easy to assume taking care of an elderly loved one is easy, especially if they live just down the street from you. Yet, the more you do this, the more likely they will need increased support and care, which will place even greater pressure on your limited time.

If you find yourself rushing around every single day, how likely is it that you are actually cooking healthy meals for yourself or anyone else in your family?

You find yourself busy, right?

As a family caregiver, you thought you had plenty of time, so how is it possible that just stopping by your mother’s house every day for an hour to is causing you to have absolutely no time for anything else?

Maybe in the beginning it was just for a couple of hours, or maybe even half an hour, but now it’s required a lot more of your time. You may not even factor in the time it takes for you to drive to her house and back.

Are you grabbing fast food more often?

As a matter of convenience, you might pull into a fast food restaurant to grab a meal occasionally. This might not be something you prefer, but it was easy that day. Suddenly, it’s easier to do it again and again. Now you’re no longer eating healthy at all.

Are you giving yourself time to exercise?

You may assume that eating healthy is the only thing that’s important, but making time to get exercise is just as important. If you’re not finding time to exercise, even if you think you’re eating healthy enough, you may not be.

Grabbing processed foods, fast food, and more can all be taking a toll on your body, especially if you are in your 40s, 50s, or 60s as a family caregiver.

What’s the solution?

You can consider hiring a home care aide to help. For just a couple of hours a day, maybe even every other day, you could find the time you need to get all of your other tasks completed. This can help you focus on a healthy diet, exercise, and other things that will pay dividends for you and the senior in the future.

If you or an aging loved one are considering caregiver services in Manteca, CA, please contact the caring staff at ApexCare®. Proudly Serving Sacramento, Yolo, Placer & El Dorado Counties. Call Today 916-924-9111.

 

Jason Wu, President

President at ApexCare
I first became aware of the devastating effects of Alzheimer’s disease ten years ago when my grandmother was diagnosed with this disease.I saw firsthand how critical it was to have a loving family or caregiver to ensure my grandmother’s safety and daily well-being.My grandmother was fortunate enough to have close family members who cared for her as her Alzheimer’s disease progressed.

Since then, I have had a strong interest in helping and supporting our senior community as they age and are unable to care for themselves.Coming from a family of physicians, I am excited to be involved in the medical community by providing the highest levels of non-clinical in-home care to our clients and their families.With my work experience, I firmly believe that ApexCare can touch many lives and have a great impact on our local senior community.

Prior to joining ApexCare, I worked in a wide variety of industries and have owned multiple businesses ranging from construction to mortgage banking.Outside of work, I am an active youth soccer and basketball coach, having coached recreational soccer for over 8 years and elementary school basketball for over 4 years.I graduated with a BS in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and received a Masters of Management degree from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.My career has been focused on building great organizations that deliver the highest absolute levels of service to our clients.I look forward to continuing this passion with ApexCare.

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