Decluttering can be very helpful to reduce your stress. One idea is to donate your extra medical supplies and equipment you no longer need to GoodHealthWill. GoodHealthWill is a nonprofit organization that operates like a thrift store, but for medical supplies and equipment! You can purchase used supplies and equipment that you need, at a reduced cost. In addition, if you are not currently in need of anything, but have extra healthcare items lying around, you can donate it and give back to your community! They have locations in both Loveland and Greeley.
Taking a break or “respite” from your caregiving role will help you and the person you are caring for. Taking time off can actually reduce your stress and lower your risk for caregiver burnout. To help you get that much-needed break, the Larimer County Office on Aging has funds available for you through a Respite Grant. These funds can help you pay for in-home care to give you the time you need to take care of you. Click here to view and print out an application for the funds to help you have some R & R!!