As Independence Day approaches it’s a great reminder to encourage independence with your loved one. If you are caring for someone who is able to take small walks, fold the laundry, make a meal, or simply decide what to eat for dinner one night (among so many other things), let them know to keep up the good work!
Due to time restraints, frustration and many other things it is easy for a caregiver to start doing tasks “for” their loved one rather than “with” their loved one. Being independent with even the smallest of tasks will promote physical, mental, social and emotional health.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Independence Day!