Reducing Family Stress This Holiday Season


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Some great ways to cut costs, reduce stress and get through the winter with a smile.

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Reducing Family Stress This Holiday Season

  1. 1. Reducing Family Stress This Holiday Season
  2. 2. Depending on who you ask, the economy seems to be on the up and up;the housing market appears to benefitting from the tax incentiveextension; and unemployment rates are going down. But people arestill stressed out.Here are some great ways to cut costs, reduce stress and get throughthe winter with a smile.
  3. 3. Exercise! Even if you get up and walk around the house, wave your armsin circular motions or do some jumping jacks in between TV shows,getting your heart pumping and blood flowing can facilitate the releaseof happy hormones that can help to boost your mood.Here are some more ways to exercise indoors this winter.
  4. 4. Spend time with the people you care about. It costs nothing, whetherthey live next door or thousands of miles away and heres why: you canuse Skype to keep in touch, or plan a get-together. Taking some time tovisit with friends, family and loved ones can instantly boost your mood,and it can be a great opportunity to vent if youve been feeling down.
  5. 5. Use to find deals wherever you may be traveling thisholiday season, or even if youre not! Saving money is on the top of justabout everybodys list these days and knowing that you are savingmoney can make you feel better.
  6. 6. Reduce stress for seniors and people with disabilities this holiday seasonby increasing your homes visit-ability. Being mindful of making yourhome more accessible for your visitors can make you feel moreprepared while allowing them to feel safe and comfortable.
  7. 7. Take the guess work out of managing your medications by downloadinga helpful medication chart. This is a great way to keep tabs on multipleprescriptions and supplements, for you and your doctor, but withouthaving to remember everything.
  8. 8. Companion CareTrained, insured and bonded BrightStar caregivers will plan activitiesthat will be both stimulating and enjoyable. We can provide any level ofcompanionship you desire to achieve a quality of life you need.Our Companionship services include:• Adult and elderly home companion visits• Assist with writing letters and correspondence• Help to connect with loved ones through e-mail and social media• Expectant and new mother support• Engage in stimulating activities such as art projects and reading• Schedule assistance• Respite and family relief• Sitter services
  9. 9. Home SupportBrightStar’s home companion services can provide travelcompanionship, minor housework, bathing, grooming, and much more.We are there for you. It’s just one more way we’re making morepossible in the lives of those we care for.Our Home Support services:• Light housekeeping• Laundry• Create customized grocery lists in accordance with dietary needs and preferences• Meal preparation and cooking• Home organization• Feed and care for pets
  10. 10. Outside SupportIt doesn’t matter if it’s senior transportation around town, or disabilityassistance on a business trip or vacation, we can offer a full range ofadult and senior services to assist you. Call us and our dedicatedcaregivers can be there to get you where you need to go. At the drop ofa dime.Outside Support includes:• Facilitate visits with friends and neighbors• Plan visits, outings and trips• Schedule assistance• Senior transportation services• Transportation to and from doctor appointments, social events, etc.• Travel companionship• Shopping and errands
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