Caregiver Stress: We Can Help! – April 2018
Being in this industry for over 14 years, we believe a large part of our success in helping seniors thrive in their retirement years comes from the compassion and expertise of our team members. A prerequisite for being an employee at any one of our communities is a genuine interest and passion to “Embrace Every Moment” of our residents’ journeys.
It is because of this dedication, and the depth of our teams, that we can give 100% to the individuals who call our communities ‘home’ each and every day. If you are a caregiver looking after a senior loved one at home, you may not have the resources or opportunity to get a break from the day-to-day stresses of this responsibility.
Have you ever been on a plane ride? At the beginning, the flight attendant shares safety tips and protocols should there be an emergency. One of the topics discussed is the oxygen masks that drop from above if there is a change in pressure. The flight attendants take care in instructing passengers to secure their own oxygen mask before assisting others.
Do you know why this is? You can’t truly give others the care and attention they need to thrive without ensuring that your own wellbeing is accounted for first. It is very easy to find yourself in a situation where you feel burnt out and at your breaking point.
With support groups held in our communities, our respite programs and helpful advice from industry experts when you need it the most, Senior Housing Communities can help YOU! Want to learn more? Call us at 1-800-366-6716 or visit the Contact Us page.
Allen Phillips, President – April 2018