Supporting the Family Caregiver with Respite Care
Studies demonstrate that family caregivers typically put their care recipient’s needs above their own needs, often putting themselves at risk for health issues. Respite care from Genacta in Alaska can help provide some much needed time away for a caregiver to attend to his or her own needs. Check out some of the helpful resources below regarding caregiver respite.
Click the links below to access resource websites to find out more about supporting the family caregiver with respite care.
The National Family Caregivers Association and the National Alliance for Caregiving created this site to provide caregivers with tools, skills and information necessary to protect their own health while providing care for loved ones.
Caregiver Depression: A Silent Health Crisis
The Family Caregiver Alliance offers an informative fact sheet on the risks and symptoms of depression in caregivers.
Help Guide: Understand Respite Care
Learn more about the different types of respite care.
The Importance of Respite for Family Caregivers
This article available on Caring.com provides advice and tips for utilizing respite care to reduce caregiver stress and avoid burnout.
“Taking Care of YOU: Self-Care for Family Caregivers”
This informative guide provides valuable tips for keeping healthy while delivering care to others.
Family Caregiving Statistics
Great statistics on family caregivers and family caregiving are provided by the National Family Caregivers Association.
Achieving Emotional Distance from Overwhelming Caregiving Responsibilities
Learn a strategy to help a caregiver deal with feelings and be objective in providing daily care over the long term to a loved one. Note that this is a downloadable PDF.
Employer Best Practices for Workers with Caregiving Responsibilities
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued guidance explaining circumstances under which discrimination against workers with caregiving responsibilities might constitute discrimination, outlined in this document.