Energy Conservation/Daily Living Skills

Different kinds of illness, injury, or therapy can be accompanied by feelings of extreme fatigue and energy loss. To help you conserve the energy and more independently perform activities of daily living, our health team may provide valuable training on energy conservation and daily living skills.

Energy conservation helps you adapt the way you carry out your daily activities and adapting the environment in which you complete these activities. Everything we do requires us to use energy. The goal of energy conservation is to improve your quality of life.

Some of the following tips can help you preserve energy and increase independence:

  • Home modification
  • Prioritizing
  • Planning ahead
  • Positioning (sitting down for your activities whenever possible)
  • Pacing yourself
  • Using adaptive equipment
  • Scheduling household tasks throughout the week

It is normal to feel week and tired after returning home from the hospital. Learning how to conserve energy can help you decrease the number of energy demands on your body and to build strength so you can return to your daily activities and other things you enjoy doing.

Devoted Guardians'
Response to COVID-19

Devoted Guardians is actively monitoring the progression of the coronavirus, COVID-19, to ensure that we have the most accurate and latest information on the threat of the virus. As you know, this situation continues to develop rapidly as new cases are identified in our communities and our protocols will be adjusted as needed.

While most cases of COVID-19 are mild, causing only fever and cough, a very small percentage of cases become severe and may progress particularly in the elderly and people with underlying medical conditions. Because this is the primary population that Devoted Guardians serves, we understand your concerns and want to share with you how our organization is responding to the threat of COVID-19.

We are following updates and procedures from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) State Department of Health, local and county authorities, the Home Care Association of America and other agencies and resources. Our response and plans may adjust according to the recommendations from these organizations.