80% of all Dementia care is delivered by family and close relatives
Yet, most of those folks are thrust into their caregiving role with minimal understanding of what Dementia is and how the ‘journey’ will impact both their life and those in their care.
The Impact of Caregiving
Nearly two thirds of those family care partners must maintain a job in addition to their care duties and other responsibilities. Persons who balance care and career report high levels of stress that distracts them and frequently impacts job performance. Often, they must refuse promotions, cut back to part time or leave the job all together because their caregiving role consumes their life.
Regularly, an elderly spouse cares for the other, while battling their own health issues. Frequently, adult children are supporting their parents or close relatives, after the Dementia is discovered. Those who balance care duty of an elderly parent or relative while caring for their own children have now been dubbed the ‘Sandwich Generation’.
Their stress is often high and they neglect their own well-being while they are consumed with round-the-clock care responsibilities.
The other 20% of Dementia care is delivered in long-term settings by professional providers. Sadly, the industry does not provide adequate and on-going educational support for their employees. Even in secure memory care communities, frontline staff are often ill-equipped. Employee turn-over is often over 100%.
This revolving door of caregivers not only impacts the bottom line of the business but, more importantly it creates disturbances in the care which can adversely impact those with Dementia.
At Keep In Mind, Inc. we Care for the Caregivers!
Dementia care is incredibly rewarding however, it can also be a significant challenge. It’s especially difficult when caregivers are thrust into care duties with minimal guidance or understanding.
Whether you are a family caregiver or a professional provider; those you serve benefit greatly, when you are well-informed about the Dementia journey. Ask yourself, “Do You Speak Dementia?”
We offer on-going education, training and supportive resources that give Dementia caregivers the necessary foundation to be successful throughout the care journey.
Our holistic dementia care solutions empower both the caregivers and care receivers.
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