In-home care can often be of great help for caregivers
In-home care can often be of great help for caregivers. It can be scheduled for certain days of the week so the caregiver can do errands, schedule appointments, and just get away for a time.
My wife has advanced Alzheimer's disease and is now in an adult care facility. I was her caregiver at home for 8 years. A good next-door neighbor came over once a week as a companion for Judy for a couple of hours which enabled me to go grocery shopping, etc. We also arranged for in-home care for each Wednesday morning from 8am to noon. It was a challenge to find an individual whose chemistry was compatible with Judy's! We tried several caregivers who were good people but not compatible. Finally we found one who Judy really liked. Sabrina became like a treasured member of the family for several years!
It's important for a caregiver to maintain their good physical and mental health through the challenges they face. In-home care can sometimes help with that.