Summer is full of warm weather and countless outdoor activities. As the temperatures rise, however, so does the risk for dehydration. People of all ages are at risk for dehydration, but this risk becomes even more significant with age.
As a family caregiver, even with the help of family, friends, and respite care, trying to keep everything organized and prepared can get complicated. There’s a lot on your plate—managing medication, scheduling appointments, tracking health information, organizing documents, and more—all while caring for your parent or family member.
Respite care is a valuable service that provides numerous benefits to older adults, family caregivers, and others. Respite care can assist a caregiver during vacations or appointments, as well as provide them with a temporary rest from caregiving duties.
However, respite care is just as valuable for an individual considering care options for themselves. It allows them to experience the amenities, services, and support an assisted living community can offer should they ever want to use them in the future.
HarborChase Senior Living offers respite stay programs at many of our senior living communities across the country. Our respite services are designed to help caregivers while allowing guests to experience the benefits of a HarborChase community!
While many people look forward to kicking off their retirement and work-free life by moving to an independent living community, others are moving to one before they’ve left the workforce. As more Americans are delaying retirement, adults who live in senior living communities are continuing to work or choosing to go back to work after retirement.
Caring for a parent or family member can be a fulfilling experience and can create a unique bond. But, as with any role, it can cause feelings of stress, anxiety, or worry (to name a few). Between preparing meals, administering medicine, and driving to and from appointments, you may feel like there’s not enough time in the day.