August 1st, 2018 | For Family Members
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 residence help?
Some senior living residences 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 residences 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 residence 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.