Pemi-Baker Hospice & Home Health Offers Tips and Resources for Those Caring for Loved Ones with Dementia
As the number of people living with dementia continues to increase, so does the number of individuals providing care for them. Caregiving for someone with dementia can be a rewarding experience, but it can also be incredibly challenging and exhausting. Caregiver burnout is a common phenomenon among those who care for individuals with dementia, and it can lead to serious physical and mental health issues. Pemi-Baker Hospice & Home Health is committed to supporting caregivers and promoting their well-being. We offer the following tips to help caregivers avoid burnout when caring for someone with dementia:
- Take care of your own health: Caregivers often put their own health needs aside while caring for their loved ones. However, it’s essential to prioritize your own health by eating well, exercising regularly, and getting enough sleep. Taking care of yourself will help you be a better caregiver in the long run.
- Seek support: Caring for someone with dementia can be isolating. It’s important to seek out support from friends, family, or a support group. Pemi-Baker Hospice & Home Health provides monthly support groups for caregivers that allow them to share their experiences and receive support from others who are going through similar situations. A caregiver can attend in person or via zoom from the comfort of their home.
- Take breaks: It’s essential to take breaks from caregiving to recharge and rejuvenate. This can include going for a walk, reading a book, or spending time with friends. If your loved one is on Pemi-Baker’s hospice services, their hospice volunteers offer respite care services that allow caregivers to take a break while ensuring their loved ones are receiving quality care.
- Practice mindfulness: Mindfulness practices such as meditation, deep breathing, and yoga can help reduce stress and promote relaxation.
- Stay organized: Keeping track of appointments, medications, and other caregiving responsibilities can be overwhelming. There are many online tools and educational classes to help caregivers stay organized and manage their responsibilities effectively.
At Pemi-Baker Hospice & Home Health, we recognize the importance of supporting caregivers and promoting their well-being. We encourage caregivers to take advantage of the resources available to them and to prioritize their own health and well-being. Together, we can create a healthier, happier caregiving experience for both caregivers and those they care for.
Please contact Guy Tillson, Chaplain at email@example.com or by calling 603-536-2232 to pre-register for the Free Caregiver Support Group. The Caregiver support group meets the first Wednesday of every month from 10am-11:30am.
Pemi-Baker Hospice & Home Health is a trusted, nonprofit agency proudly serving 29 towns in central and northern NH since 1967. Expert services include at-home healthcare and physical therapies (VNA), hospice and palliative care, and community programs including: American Red Cross CPR/AED/FA, Caregiver and Bereavement Support Groups and Ask A Pemi-Baker Nurse days at your local senior centers. Providing compassionate care with experienced staff who are trained, certified professionals and also your neighbors. In your time of need, we’re right where you need us.
Pemi-Baker is located at 101 Boulder Point Drive, Suite 3, Plymouth, NH. To contact us please call: 603-536-2232 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Like our Facebook Page: @pemibakerhospicehomehealth