Are you a caregiver for a senior? Are you providing care for a loved one? This can be an around-the-clock job. Here are 3 quick tips to help you:
Take care of yourself. Make sure you eat well and get enough rest and exercise. You have to be strong to take care of others.
Communicate with doctors. Make sure you are asking questions and getting access to the information and resources you need.
Give yourself some credit. You are doing the best you can in a very difficult situation.
How can a senior living community help?
Some senior living communities offer services that can provide temporary assistance and relief for caregivers.
Companion Care - This service is designed to provide personal assistance, promote independence, and free up some extra time for caregivers. There are often times when you or a loved one could use a helping hand shopping, spring cleaning, packing clothes, decorating for the holidays, helping with correspondence...the list goes on. Many senior living communities offer these services.
Respite Care - Respite Care is a unique and helpful combination of housing and services that meets a resident's need for a short-term stay. A respite stay may be used for rehabilitative purposes or simply as a great way to experience living at a senior living community before making a permanent move.
There are a lot of resources available to help you make good decisions about your loved one. If we can help, please let us know.