There are many caregivers who give thoughtlessly of their time and energy. Day after day they are helping patients or family members with daily tasks. Often their loved ones are no longer able to do them on their own. Quite often they don’t have time to seek outside resources that could be of help to them. Look in your area for the resources listed below.
Adult Daycare Centers
These are usually non-residential facilities that primarily focus on providing care for adults. Usually facilities are for the elderly, who have specific conditions or have just been released from the hospital. The social stimulation and recreational activities provided can improve and maintain physical and cognitive function. Activities involve interacting with others. This helps to improve the seniors’ health and well-being.
Continuing Care Organizations
These organizations are available in many communities and help to assist with nursing, independent living and many other tasks. For those who are living on their own, they help them to stay at home as long as possible as they age. Continuing care organizations help with a variety of homecare tasks as well as appointments with health professionals.
Companions have certainly been long been written about throughout history. It was quite normal for an elderly senior to have a companion living with them. These people would help with all sorts of tasks throughout the day. They were trusted by the senior who was their companion and often paid their bills, made their meals and in general, made their life easier. There are services which provide paid companion care.
November is National Family Caregivers Month. Remember the contributions that family members, respite care workers and other professionals have made in order to care selflessly for others. To read more about National Family Caregivers Month and to find out about their various programs, click here.
To learn about the National Caregiving Conference being held this week click here.