Caring for a Loved One? 4 Reasons Why You Should Ask for Help

Are you struggling to decide whether or not you need care for your loved one? Do you worry about your spouse, your mom, or your dad? How do you know which service to use or when to finally get the help you need? What type of care is right for them? 

Below I have outlined the top four reasons why people should ask for help. Don’t wait until it is too late. It’s important to be proactive and see what type of care is best for you and your loved one.  

  1. Avoid Caregiver Burnout – It may be hard to believe unless you have cared for a loved one before, but did you know studies show that there is a 60% increase in the mortality rate in caregivers experiencing significant emotional stress from caregiving.   Do not be afraid to ask for help! It’s important that you take time to care for yourself. Our adult day care center provides an affordable care option so you can take the break you deserve and run errands, visit with friends or pursue that new hobby!  
  2. Reduce Depression & Loneliness – Did you know that social isolation, can have a large effect on mortality risk such as smoking, obesity, and high blood pressure? Disengagement and withdrawal from society can be very detrimental to your health especially as you get older.   It is important to reverse this cycle early on, which is why our fun and engaging daytime senior care program is perfect for those who might be experiencing isolation or loneliness.  
  3. Improve Socialization – Did you know there is a 70% reduction in cognitive decline by those who are frequently socially active and a 40% reduced risk of developing dementia. We are “social” beings regardless of whether we’re an introvert or extroverts. Humans thrive when they have a sense of community and belonging.   As your loved one gets older, they begin to lose their social network and withdrawal. The greatest gift you can give your aging parents or spouse with dementia is a renewed sense of purpose and belonging. Our adult day care center does just that. It can help your loved one find meaning and purpose again, new friendships, and a sense of community.  
  4. Increase Nutritional Intake – Did you know approximately 83% of those over the age of 65 could be at risk of malnutrition? This can be caused by a multitude of things such as dementia, Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s Disease, decreased sense of taste, loss of vision, digestive issues, and much more.   However, there are many ways to help increase nutritional intake but one of the most effective is socialization. There is a 50% increase in food intake when people eat among companies in a social setting versus those who are isolated or lonely. This is why being socially engaged has such a positive effect on our health.   

Whether you and your loved one need a little help at home, care during the day, or assisted living, we have solutions for every stage of senior care. Let us help your loved one increase socialization, engagement, and nutritional intake, and reduce depression while helping you avoid caregiver burnout.  

Chelsea Place Senior Care offers solutions that include Daytime Senior Care & Activities, Home Care & Assisted Living. To learn more, please call (941) 676-3411 or visit www.ActivAgeCare.com. 

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