Caregiver Resolutions for Families Impacted by Dementia and In Home Dementia Care

“But they need me”.  Does that sound familiar to you?  You’ve probably said some version of that to yourself, your spouse, your friends, and your children more times than you can count since becoming a caregiver.  And when dementia or Alzheimer’s falls into the mix, it can almost become a mantra.  While it is true, it also can become a phrase that overtakes your life in an unhealthy way.  After all, you’ll struggle to fully care for someone else if you forget about your own wellness.  This year, avoid caregiver burnout by extending yourself some grace.  Make a few resolutions that enable you to stay refreshed and cared for, while fitting into the lifestyle and schedule of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s and dementia.  Know what you need, and commit to accommodating for it.

 Your family can find the respite care you need to provide the right form of care for a loved one affected by dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.  You can rely on the expert support when you need it most to recharge and give yourself the much needed break from daily responsibilities of caring for a loved one coping with dementia.  Caregiving for a person with memory loss can be both stressful and rewarding.  Taking a break from caregiving responsibilities can help you maintain the stamina needed to be successful when assisting a loved one.  If you are caring for someone with memory loss, in home dementia care from Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara, can provide the much needed respite you need to regroup and attend to your own daily responsibilities.  You and your family will be able to rest assured that your loved one is receiving top notch dementia care in the privacy and comforts of their own home.  Call 805-687-7777 to learn about in home dementia care services proudly offered in Santa Barbara, Goleta, Lompoc, Santa Ynez, and Carpinteria, California.

In 2013, make recharging a priority when assisting a loved one coping with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.  Because of the intensity of providing the level of care that may be required for a loved one coping with dementia or Alzheimer’s, it is often difficult for even a loving family member to provide all of the around the clock assistance that the relative may need.  It is very important to not only be very aware of your loved one’s needs, but of your own needs as the primary family caregiver.  It is not uncommon for a spouse or children of the affected individual to feel that they have an impossible choice between being utterly overwhelmed or feeling they are betraying their relative by sending them to a nursing home or assisted living facility.  This is where in home dementia care from Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara comes into play.  The highly trained and compassionate caregivers can provide the respite needed and create a much needed balance in your family’s life.  If you would like more information about in home dementia care in your area, call 805-687-7777 today!  Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara proudly offers Alzheimer's and dementia support services to all areas of Santa Barbara, Goleta, Lompoc, Santa Ynez, and Carpinteria, California.

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