Feelings of guilt are so prevalent among family caregivers that it even has a name: “caregiver guilt.” Many caregivers feel guilty because they believe they’re not providing adequate care; they experience guilt over feeling frustrated and angry about their chaotic life or lack of control, or over their need to take a respite care break.
Family caregivers spend an average of more than 24 hours a week helping their loved ones continue to live at home. Unfortunately, this time commitment and all the other obligations a caregiver has often put their physical and mental health at the bottom of their to-do list.
Two terms that sound the same but provide distinctly different services are “home health care” and “home care.” Both types of care are instrumental in keeping seniors healthy and safe at home, but the duties performed by the professionals providing them are very different.
Why not spend National Senior Citizens Day introducing your loved ones to fun activities they can enjoy throughout the year? If that’s your goal, these entertainment ideas should make the festivities even more memorable for you both.