You are considered a caregiver if you routinely offer supervision and assistance to an individual who is elderly, disabled, experiencing terminal illness or struggling with Alzheimer’s or another form of Dementia. Providing care for a loved one is exhausting and constant which takes a toll on a caregiver’s health. A top responsibility for caretakers should be “taking time for self” yet most people rarely make this a priority. It is important to understand “rest” promotes healthy feelings such as being more productive, less anxious and much happier. “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength.” (Proverbs 17:22)
Respite Care is offered at both campuses: The Seasons @ Alexandria and The Village @ Erlanger. We provide you, the caretaker with a period of rest to spend in whatever way is needed to take care of YOU!
Respite Care also promotes the following benefit for loved ones:
- Interaction with others.
- Safe, supportive, nurturing environment.
- Activities designed to match personal abilities and needs.
Learn more about this topic and others at the upcoming “Senior Perspectives Workshop” on October 9th at 1:00 p.m. which will focus on the “Best Friend’s Approach To Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care.” The locations for this event are: The Seasons @ Alexandria Grand Dining Room and The Village @ Erlanger, Long House Grand Dining Room. A light lunch will be served.
Guest Panel Speaker:
Ray C. Coates – Director of Pastoral Care, Baptist Life Communities
For more information contact:
Director of Pastoral Services
To RSVP contact:
Lynda Schunder at: (859) 653-6495