Caring for a person with dementia is extremely demanding. The aim of respite care is to provide some relief for carers, and support them in having a break from their caring responsibilities, to look after their own health and wellbeing. Setting up a respite care service schedule should never make you feel guilty. This schedule will actually make a better family caregiver in the long-term. Even if it’s just an extended lunch visit with a friend, that break from in-home care will give you the energy you need to be the best caregiver possible. Even if you’re the best multi-tasker in the world, no one can truly do it all!
Unfortunately, many caregivers don’t even realize that respite care is an option. They push themselves to the point of actual illness before someone tells them that they can get help. As a primary caregiver, you know very well that your loved one depends on you. But they can’t depend on someone who isn’t caring for themselves as well.
Livewell Villages day care offers people with dementia the opportunity to be well taken care of and to participate in activities in a safe environment during the day.
What we offer:
- Luxurious surroundings in our tranquil villages.
- Over 30 daily activities and exercise programs to choose from.
- Nutritious meals and snacks prepared by nutritional experts.
- Medical and health services if required.
- Support services for people with dementia and their families.
- The perfect solution for caregivers with daytime commitments.
As a carer, having somewhere you can share your experiences with people who appreciate what you are going through is often helpful. We invite you to find out more information about day care over the festive season at Livewell Villages. You can contact us directly and join our free weekly dementia support groups. For some people, it can be useful to share how they feel about the prospect of respite care, and it also provides an opportunity to ask specific questions about their situation. Not only can this reduce feelings of anxiety or guilt, it can also help carers to feel less alone in what they are going through.
If you would like to find out more about our day care offering this festive season, please send an email to [email protected]