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Tips for Caregivers – Finding a New Hobby to Alleviate Stress

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The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to make new life changes that will help you to be your best self now and forever.  For caregivers who have the goal of reducing the stress in their life Caregiver-Aventura-FLand better managing the stress that they do have, now is a perfect time to start making changes.  One fun way to alleviate the stress that comes with the job of caregiving is to add a new enjoyable activity to your day/week.  A new hobby can help you to have something fun to look forward to doing each day, help you to clear your mind, and help you to develop a new skill which can lead to a higher self-esteem.  Even though your days as a caregiver are hectic and busy, it is well worth it to carve out a little time for hobbies as it can save you from toxic stress in the long-run and even caregiver burnout.  For those interested in trying out a new hobby or activity, here are just a few examples to help give you an idea of where to begin.


Crafting is a fun and creative activity that can help you to brighten up your day.  For those who love the idea of preserving memories, scrapbooking can be a great craft to learn.  Not only will you be able to unwind as you design and create pages, you will be creating a keepsake heirloom for future generations.  For those who don’t enjoy the precision, cutting, and pasting of scrapbooking, there are crafts such as knitting and crochet which are easy to learn and relaxing to do.  In addition, your creations may be very useful to yourself and your loved ones!

Trying a New Physical Activity

When it comes to lowering stress, nearly nothing is more effective than exercising.  However, exercising does not have to a chore.  In fact, when you try something new it can become a fun new hobby.  If you want to get more exercise in, but don’t enjoy the treadmill, try signing up for a yoga class, joining a bowling league, or dropping in on a dance class.


Reading is the perfect way to escape daily life and find enjoyment and fun while never even leaving home.  What’s great about reading is that even though it will feel like relaxing, it will keep your mind active and stimulated.

If you or an aging loved one are considering caregiver services in Aventura, FL, please contact the caring staff at Alternative Home Health Care today. Call (954) 622-0588.

Zachary Desmond, Executive Administrator

Executive Administrator at Alternative Home Health Care
Zach Desmond began working with Alternative Home Health Care in September of 2013. In his role as Executive Administrator (EA), Zach is responsible for the overall direction of the organization and high level strategy that aligns with the company’s overall mission, vision, and values.

Zach brings to Alternative 10 years of healthcare operations, sales, finance, and “turn around” experience, having led multiple home health care locations across five states to profitability and sustainability. His history of improving customer service, work flow design, and operational efficiencies along with bottom line profitability has earned him awards and recognition a top performer. Zach realized early on in his career that he felt a true connection to caring for those who need help and ensuring they received the highest quality of care available.

Zach received his Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Zach resides in Fort Lauderdale with his wife, three dogs, one cat and stays very involved in his local community.

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