Many people in the Atlanta area provide uncompensated care for elderly family members or friends in the home. While often necessary and noble, caregiving is not without its downside, as caregiving can be physically and mentally exhausting. ‘Caregiver burnout’ refers to the physical and emotional exhaustion and overwhelming feeling a caregiver experiences with 24/7 responsibilities of caring for a loved one. It is important that the emotional and physical health of the caregiver is recognized, as it affects the entire family.
How does a caregiver get the support needed to carry on the duties of caregiving day to day? Respite Care is an answer for many people who need a short term break or help in the day to day responsibilities. Since not all Respite Care is the same, where can a person turn to find the right respite option for their unique situation? Atlanta Senior Advocates can guide you to the appropriate resource.