Catholic Eldercare Adult by Day Senior Program
Finding the perfect balance in life is an ongoing quest and becoming a caregiver can easily shift your balance off kilter. There are many positive aspects to caregiving like giving back to someone who took care of you, providing a better quality of life for your loved one, and strengthening your parent-child bond. While those are wonderful and fulfilling benefits, being a caregiver can be emotionally and physically draining if you don’t take care of yourself in the process. Caregiving is anything but a 9 to 5 job. It is constant and can be overwhelming. While shouldering all the responsibility for your loved one is commendable, it’s also admirable to know when to ask for help.
Importance of Avoiding Burnout
As a caregiver, it’s easy to put your loved one’s needs above your own. Neglecting your needs can be a disservice not only to yourself, but your loved one as well. Caregiving, at times, can be tough work. Without assistance, you may not be getting the emotional support you need which can make you vulnerable to issues like depression, anxiety, and burnout. It’s important to recharge by having dinner with friends, exercising, or any other activity which allows your mind to rest and have fun. Taking breaks and managing your stress levels will allow you to become a better caregiver.
Restore the Balance in Your Life
Don’t be afraid to ask for help. You can enlist the help of family and friends as well as finding care services like the Catholic Eldercare by Day Senior Program. Our program allows your loved one to benefit from increased socialization while retaining their independence by continuing to live in the home of their choice. Our structured schedule allows guests the comfort of routine along with a robust variety of activities to choose from:
- Health monitoring and education
- Nutritious meals and snacks
- Pet therapy
- Medication assistance
- Whirlpool spa
- Full service barber and hair salon
- Daily exercise
- Cooking and baking
- Art and crafts
- Daily mass
- So much more!
These activities not only allow your loved one to socialize with people with same interests, it also gives them the opportunity to feel independent by doing things for themselves.
Rest assured that the team of professionals at our Catholic Eldercare by Day Program are providing activities that engage your loved one as a whole, catering to the mind, the body, and the spirit. We encourage your to explore our day program not only for your loved one, but for yourself. We’re sure you’ll find that an opportunity to recharge your batteries will will help make you a more positive and patient caregiver. We look forward to discussing how we can assist you.