If you’re the primary caregiver for your loved-one at home, how much time do you both spend out and about together on non-medical activities? If the answer is “not much” or “absolutely none,” then how is that feeling for you personally? If you’re happy and find fulfillment in your current situation, then wonderful! But if you’re feeling isolated, lonely, and/or cooped-up, then it’s time to get out of the house.
Caregivers are more effective and compassionate when they’re happy and full of energy. So feeling like you’re on an island without any contact with the outside world can be a really dim experience for all involved. Keep it simple, and find something to do that both of you can enjoy together.
Go to the park and sit under a tree.
Go visit friends and family.
Go to the donut shop.
When both of you get back to the house, it will feel more like the warm, loving home that you’ve come to appreciate and enjoy.
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