The National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP revealed 43.5 million caregivers provided unpaid care to an adult or child during the past year. These individuals are typically a child, spouse, neighbor or friend who assist a loved one with daily activities, from meal preparation to house cleaning to grocery shopping. Caregivers bridge the gap between paid caregivers and medical professionals to provide their loved one with the support they need.
Typically, those being cared for have medical conditions that need additional attention, meaning most caregivers also spend time assessing medical needs, driving to and from doctor appointments and monitoring medications.
It is a labor of love to help take the struggle out of daily life for family members, friends, and neighbors who need it, but it can be stressful for those given the task of caring for another. Rolling into November, the holidays are quickly approaching. For many, this time of year is met with joy and positive energy, but for those caregiving, it can be a time of additional physical and emotional stress. However, by keeping a few simple strategies in mind, caregivers can manage juggling their caregiver responsibilities while still soaking up the joy of the season.
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Parting Shot: A Sweet Treat
The hummingbird pauses around the feeder, getting ready for a taste of delicious nectar. (Photo by Jon Nunneley)
Salon and Spa: Popular Services for Treating Yourself
Individuals can improve their self-esteem and confidence in many ways, including ensuring they’re well groomed. When men and women seek to pamper themselves, the local salon can be a great starting point. Consumers can explore many different services at their local salon. Each of these services can help people look and feel their best.
Haircut: Men, women and children who want to remain well-groomed need a good haircut every so often. Cuts are designed to play up the strongest features of a client’s face, but also take into consideration the latest trends and the preferences of the customer.
Hair styling: Some clients do not need their hair cut but benefit from professional styling, which can include blow-outs, hair setting, perms, special occasion up-dos, and more.
Coloring: Hair coloring techniques continue to evolve. The most basic technique is a single-process color, which is a whole-head dye, or one used for root touch-ups. Full or partial foils may be used to add highlights or lowlights to hair by placing them in strategic locations. Balayage is a relatively new treatment that involves hand-brushed highlights. Ombre is a service in which hair gradually becomes lighter or darker from root to tips, or vice versa.
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Parting Shot: A Summer Song…
As the summer temperatures begin to rise, this bird takes an escape to the cooler branches of this tree haven, allowing for us to enjoy his beauty and wondrous singing for a brief moment in time. (Photo by Jon Nunneley)
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