Caregivers often don’t recognize when they are in over their heads, and often get to a breaking point, especially during holiday season. When you have a loved one who has Alzheimer’s, sending them to a family or friends house even for a couple of ours is out of question. One of the best solutions in this case may include respite care, hiring home health aides or putting the disabled loved one in a facility. Without intervention, the caregiver may become a candidate for long term care as well.
With the holiday season upon us, you as a caregiver feel even more stress — with planning, shopping and participating in holiday activities. Whether it is provided personally or arranged as a gift of services to be provided by a professional respite company or home care provider, it is a welcome gift.
An article in “Today’s Caregiver” states: “Nearly one in four caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias provide 40 hours a week or more of care. Seventy-one percent sustain this commitment for more than a year, and 32 percent do so for five years or more. One of the best gifts you can give someone caring for Alzheimer’s is something that relieves the stress or provides a bit of respite for the caregiver.
Bel Aire Senior Living is offering this Holiday Season Respite Care Coupon to offer help to those in need. As you can see on the coupon above, Bel Aire is offering 2 FREE HOURS for Respite Care during this holiday season. Offer is good from 11/28/2013 – 12/31/2013. Rate of $15/hr will be applied to any additional hours. Up to 8 hours per day allowed. Please call Bel Aire Senior Living at 801 763 0622 for availability.
If you are a care giver or know someone else who could use such help, please pass it on.