Help me get my life back! What do you do to make caregiving easier or get more time for yourself?
Please share your tips for making things easier and/or creating more time for yourself. I need to find more time for myself to get my life back! Don't we all. :-) Here are some of my tips to get the ball rolling:
1. Groceries ordered on-line and delivered to the house. It costs $10, but gives me 1.5-2 hours to spend with a friend, maybe more, since they carry everything into the kitchen. I do this once week for a big shop. There's also a local pharmacy that deliveries that I need to look into.
2. Therapist who does home visits. She comes to the house to see mom, and she takes medicare!!! Time saved: about 2 hours, since I don't have driving and waiting duties. Zero cost.
3. Planning meals a week or two at a time. Getting mom to eat is a huge problem and big stressor. I think that advance planning and fixed meal times will help, but I;m still adjusting to this.