Did you know that the majority of the 112 Million Americans who are in need of aging services, are receiving support from a family member, friend, or neighbor? It is important to realize that if someone is caring for an elder who has Dementia, they are likely spending more than 25 hours supporting the elder weekly in addition to their own responsibilities. As a result, the Caregiver is usually physically, emotionally, and mentally burnt out. Caregivers need assistance too! By having someone who can provide them with emotional support, as well as, help with relieving them of some of their caregiving duties, they can lead a more well-balanced life! Research shows that when Caregivers receive support, they obtain peace of mind, professional assistance in assessing the aging person’s needs, and reminders to ensure they are taking care of themselves! We encourage all Caregivers to seek support!
Please contact Amanda Babineau, LCSW at The Wellness Connection, to see how she can help.