Respite Care That Supports Caregivers

Many families have a person or group of people who take on the role of caregiver for an elderly loved one. This can work well because it keeps the senior in a familiar setting with people they know and trust.

However, the average person is not trained to handle the increased care needs of seniors. This is especially true when there is no one available to take over when the caregiver begins to feel fatigued or overwhelmed.

Caregiver stress syndrome is a very real, very concerning problem. It usually appears as physical and mental exhaustion. A family caregiver may begin to neglect their own needs to keep up with those of their loved one.

Approximately 40% to 70% of caregivers experience depression while many also report anxiety. These conditions can cause irritability, anger, diabetes, high blood pressure, or even a compromised immune system.

Red Mountain Assisted Living is available to provide respite care that alleviates the stress that comes with supporting an aging loved one. We take over for you, providing the high level of attention and compassion that you expect for your relative.

We work with you to determine the length of time you need to rest and de-stress, whether that’s hours, days, or weeks.

Choosing respite care can not only improve your health and wellbeing, but it can also strengthen your relationship with your elderly loved one. Less tension and irritability will help you have better, more meaningful interactions.

Respite care gives you the break you need to be the best caregiver possible for someone you love.

If you would like to learn more about respite care, let us know. The Red Mountain Assisted Living team is available to answer questions and help you make the best decision for you and your loved one.

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