Respite care can provide a much needed break for family caregivers and help avoid burnout. According to the AARP and NAC report, “Caregiving in the US 2020”, more than a third of family Caregivers rate their job as highly emotionally stressful, and nearly 1 in 5 reports a high level of physical strain.
We’ve all heard the phrase: “You can’t pour from an empty cup.”, yet making time for self care and respite is one of the hardest things for Caregivers to do. It’s important to remember that taking a break will only make you a better Caregiver, with more emotional and physical stamina to care for your loved one!
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If you or someone you love is a Caregiver in need of respite and wants some more information about specific services or communities that will meet your needs, reach out to us! Sunways is a FREE service for Seniors and their Caregivers and we’re here to help!
Remember: “Self compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others.” -Christopher Germer
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Elli is the President of Sunways and loves spending time outside with her family, and is passionate about cooking and holistic health.