Thursday, January 13, 2011

Why Caregivers Need Respite Care in Montgomery County PA

Why Caregivers Need Respite Care

Giving Yourself a Break Helps You and Your Loved One

From Carrie Hill, PhD

Caregivers who use respite care often tell me that although caregiving is one of the hardest jobs they've ever had, they wouldn't trade the experience for anything. Helping a family member or close friend who has Alzheimer's disease can provide a sense of purpose and great satisfaction.

Still, the emotional and physical demands of caregiving make it hard to be a caregiver 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Without respite care -- a temporary break from the demands of caregiving -- you may be more susceptible to the effects of caregiver stress, such as depression, exhaustion and other health problems.

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Home care counselors at Family Caregivers are available to talk with you and your family about care needs for your loved one, including, how to reduce caregiver stress while providing quality, affordable care. Family Caregivers is a home care agency providing In Home Care in Montgomery County PA and surrounding areas.

1 comment:

  1. Caregiving is harder but satisfactory for caregivers... Temporary rest break is necessary for caregivers health otherwise it becomes the reason of health problems.