Every single day, 10,000 people in the United States turn 65. Within the next 10 years, that daily number will rise to 12,000. What does this mean for unpaid family caregivers and their aging loved ones?
If you provide daily assistance to an aging or disabled loved one, you know how much love, patience and care goes into the job. You also know how physically and emotionally exhausting the job can be.
Research shows that a huge portion of unpaid family caregivers experience high levels of stress and depression. These caregivers may also neglect their own physical health while providing care for others.
If you’re experiencing stress, anxiety, depression or poor health as an unpaid family caregiver, it’s important to search for relief.
Brookfield Senior Living and Memory Care of Arkansas is proud to provide compassionate respite care for seniors. Here’s what you should know about respite care–and how it can help you and your loved one.
Risk Factors for High Caregiver Stress
Respite care is ideal for unpaid caregivers who need a break from the day-to-day demands of caregiving.
Are you concerned about your stress level as a caregiver?
Here are some key risk factors for caregiver increased stress and anxiety:
- Being female
- Having less education
- Past episodes of depression
- Being socially isolated
- Suffering from chronic illness or disease
- Caring for a spouse with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia
- Being financially unstable
Investing in respite care, even for a few days, can help you unwind, reset and get the rest you need.
What Is Respite Care?
Respite care is short-term care for an elderly, disabled or sick individual that allows their primary caregiver to take a break.
Respite care can take place in a facility or in your loved one’s home. It can be arranged for a few days or weeks, depending on your needs and the needs of your loved one.
How Can Respite Care Help?
Caregivers who are feeling stressed, anxious, exhausted or depressed often need time away. Respite care can allow them that time–to go on vacation, tend to other family matters or simply relax.
It’s important to choose a respite care provider you can trust. If you know your loved one is in caring, capable hands while you take a break, you can get the most from your time away.
Arkansas Respite Care at Brookfield Senior Living and Memory Care
Brookfield Senior Living and Memory Care communities of Arkansas are proud to offer respite programs at each of our locations. Our facilities offer a caring staff, assistance with personal care and activities of daily living, nutritious meals, and peaceful accommodations. Brookfield Senior Living offers three Arkansas locations: Bella Vista, Hot Springs, and Fort Smith. Each of our facilities offers state-of-the-art amenities and compassionate team members.
To arrange for respite care for your loved one, simply contact one of our facilities. Our team members will be glad to provide information and specifics on our respite care services.