How Caregivers Can Take Time for Themselves
Being in a relationship with a loved one who has received a diagnosis of dementia requires that the caregiver be on guard all of the time. What if he forgets to turn off the stove? Has she’s taken her medicine? Is he really safe driving to the store? What if he gets lost?
Caregivers of people who have been diagnosed with dementia spend their days doing the physical work needed to ensure the safety and hygiene of their loved one. They may answer cyclical questions, or track lost items like keys, eyeglasses and cellphones. They may even be up at night making sure that their loved one isn’t wandering or taking medicine unnecessarily.
Scores of statistics show how caregiving affects the health of caregivers. This is why taking time out of take care of the caregiver is vitally important.
Thoughtful Care Is There for Caregivers
Thoughtful Care provides skilled in-home memory care in Kansas City, Leawood, Overland Park and Johnson County, KS. What does that mean to a person living with a partner or loved one who has dementia? It means that we are here for you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to support you. We tailor care to suit your schedule and your needs.
Our caregivers can help with chores, light cleaning, managing medications and can spend time with your loved one so that you can take a day to play golf…or play bridge with friends… or do some shopping…or take a walk.
Live your life, get the support you need, and take care of yourself, because you deserve it.