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    Elder Care Poway, Rancho Bernardo Caregivers Shares Tips for Stress Relief

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    Poway Elder Care Agency Provides Advice for Seniors to Relieve Stress. Offers Free Online Needs Assessment to Help Families Understand Senior Care Options.

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    Firstat Nursing Services, a home health and elder care nursing agency serving Poway, Rancho Bernardo and San Diego supports Stress Awareness Month by publishing, “3 Ways to Relieve Stress for Senior Citizens.”

    Linnea Goodrich, president of Firstat Nursing Services says, “Stress is a serious problem for senior citizens, and a leading factor in senior depression.”  Here are three healthy ways for seniors to relieve stress and anxiety.

    Read Inspiring Messages – Having plenty of books that are inspiring, or watching heroic movies can help seniors feel better about life in general and their own circumstances. Caregivers can help by making sure seniors have classic literature, religious material or movies that are inspiring available to them. A trained home health care provider will have a list of materials that will help seniors overcome their daily anxiety, and help them find the things they would find most inspiring.

    Plan the Day Wisely – Most seniors know how to “work smarter, not harder” to get things done safely. It is a defense mechanism that they learn over time, and is even more important as they get older. Still, there comes a time when smarter isn’t enough. When the body simply can’t do the daily chores needed for healthy living, having a qualified caregiver visiting or living with the senior is a great way to give them the peace of mind that their needs will be taken care of safely.

    When family lives too far away, having a professional caregiver who can assist the elderly with hygiene and cooking is priceless. It helps senior citizens remain in their own homes where they are comfortable and happy. It also helps take away the emotional stress of losing their independence.

    Make Sure Senior Citizens Get the Exercise They Need – Exercise is a great stress reliever for anyone at any age. Seniors can benefit greatly from getting regular exercise, but they often do not, because of physical limitations. A home health care nurse will understand the limitations of their elderly patients, and help them develop a plan for exercising that is beneficial and safe. In addition, caregivers should be present when senior citizens exercise to help them perform the actions safely.

    Taking a walk is a great form of exercise that also helps seniors by getting them out of the house and enjoying fresh air and sunshine. In addition, being outside and taking a walk lets the senior socialize with neighbors and enjoy the sights. A home health caregiver can take walks with the senior to make sure they are not over-exerting themselves.

    People wanting to learn more about this Poway and Rancho Bernardo Elder Care Agency are encouraged to call 619-220-7600 or visit http://firstatofsandiego.com/ to pick up a copy of this free guide, Critical Questions You Must Ask Before You Hire a Home Care Provider.

    About Firstat Nursing Services Linnea Goodrich is the owner of Firstat Nursing Services, which is the only Home Care Agency in San Diego that is both State licensed and certified by the Alzheimer's Association.  Firstat Nursing Services has been providing a higher standard of home nursing, home health and home care services for elderly, disabled and injured people in the greater San Diego area since 1997.

    To learn more, pick up a copy of this free guide, Critical Questions You Must Ask Before You Hire a Home Care Provider. Just call 619-220-7600 or visit http://firstatofsandiego.com.

    Firstat Nursing Services 411 Camino del Rio South, Suite 100 San Diego, CA 92108 619-220-7600

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    - Linnea Goodrich, president of Firstat Nursing Services
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