Caregiving as a Team: Where Assisted Living Comes In

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Caring for a loved one can quickly become physically and emotionally exhausting. Caring for someone alone can wear you out even faster which may lead to caregiver burnout. Caregiver burnout is exhaustion, anger, confusion, or guilt resulting from unrelieved caregiving, often caregiving of the chronically ill. Teamwork is an important tool in avoiding caregiver burnout. Building your caregiving team can be pulling together as a family to manage a loved one’s needs, hiring a personal care aide, and even finding an Assisted Living facility.

Here are a few signs that a caregiver needs relief:

  • Feelings of depression
  • A sense of ongoing and constant fatigue
  • Withdrawal from social contacts
  • Increasing fear of death
  • Change in eating pattern
  • Feelings of helplessness

The first step in finding relief for a caregiver is turning to family. Dividing responsibilities can lighten the load for everyone. In other situations, a personal care aide or home health services can help a senior stay in their home a while longer. However, there may come a time when your loved one needs trained assistance available continuously.  This is the time to bring Assisted Living into your caregiving team. As a part of your team an Assisted Living facility can ensure that your loved one’s needs are continually being met. With a family’s input Assisted Living can work toward the greatest quality of life for your loved one. After a family member moves into an Assisted Living Facility you are still able to visit them in their new home, eat lunch with them, take them out for a shopping trip, and many other activities. The difference is that when you leave you can have peace of mind knowing they are being cared for by our qualified staff.

In Assisted Living, we carefully put together our own caregiving team to work with your family consisting of Administrators, Care Coordinators, CNAs, Nurses, Life Enrichment Directors, Food Services, and more. Our focus is to put together a team focused on going above and beyond for you and your loved one. We have constant on the job training, daily updates, and reports, along with monthly staff meetings with all employees to make sure we are keeping our standards of care high. Here at Bel Aire Senior Living in American Fork we strive to define excellence in senior care every day. 77

Are you putting together a caregiving team? Give us a call!

Bel Aire Senior Living

801.763.0622

1088 E 390 S

American Fork, UT 84003

Are you putting together a caregiving team? Give us a call, we’d love to help!

Bel Aire Senior Living

801.763.0622

1088 E 390 S

American Fork, UT 84003

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