Respite

Leaving a family member who requires daily help can be impossible unless some kind of care situation can be lined up. As a result, many caregivers go years without a formal vacation, or even brief breaks, from their caregiving duties. What are the options for the caregiver when they take a much-deserved trip?

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One woman’s story of how she suddenly became a caregiver to her aging father - a role she wasn’t quite ready to accept.

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It's easy to see why anxiety can transfer from caregiver to their loved one. Those being cared for can pick up on the moods of their caregiver, which can lead to a host of greater health issues. As such, it's important for family caregivers to find effective ways to reduce their stress levels, not only for their well-being but for their loved ones as well.

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Most medications must be taken daily, but the instructions don't always specify what time of day is the best to take them.

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The holidays are often a stressful time, and that’s especially true for someone caring for an elderly loved one. The additional of cooking, having relatives come from out of town and finding time to go Christmas shopping can add up, but making use of respite care can help alleviate caused by caregiving during the holiday season.

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Providing care to someone with Alzheimer’s takes a lot of heart. If you are a family caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, you know firsthand the heartbreak of seeing their mental health decline. As you continue caring with …

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At SYNERGY HomeCare we know how important family caregivers are, which is why we are always looking for ways to help support and encourage them. One of the most practical ways we look to support these caregivers is through ever important Respite Care.

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