While senior centers are designed to provide all seniors with recreational and social opportunities, adult day care centers are a resource for people with physical needs or limited functioning due to memory loss. Adult day care is especially helpful for patients in the earlier stages of dementia.
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) gives the right to employees to take up to 12 workweeks of job-protected unpaid leave to care for a spouse, son, daughter, or parent with a serious health condition – but you must be eligible.
As you prepare for your needed and welcome break during the holiday season, remember that you aren’t alone and respite care can be the way for you to take better care of yourself during any busy or stressful time.
Give yourself permission every single day to care for yourself as a caregiver.