Alzheimer's care can undoubtedly take a toll on the well-being of family members. Helping a loved one with Alzheimer's manage the disease can not only be challenging, but it can also cause a great deal of stress. While family caregivers may want to take the lead role of their parent or grandparent's health, they should still consider the benefits of using respite care.
There are many advantages to respite care, but perhaps most important is its flexibility. For instance, if family members are juggling a full-time job and can't check on the well-being of their loved ones, a care provider can fill the void several times a week to help them with medication management or meal preparation. Additionally, these professionals can perform tasks for family members, such as grocery shopping and other errands, and can provide family members with more time to focus on the health of their loved ones.
Respite care providers are also helpful for members of the sandwich generation, who have to split their time between caring for their children and their elderly relatives. Specifically, they can come over to check on the health of a loved one while the primary caregiver is out with their children.
Alzheimer's care may prove to be especially important in the coming years. There are an estimated 5.4 million Americans with Alzheimer's, and experts estimate that number will grow considerably in the future as the aging population swells.
The effects of Alzheimers can take a big toll on those affected as well as their family members. SYNERGY HomeCare can help by offering memory care services as well as important respite care services for family caregivers. Please contact SYNERGY HomeCare of Denver to learn more or for a free consultation.