caring for the caregiver

Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia can be a significant undertaking. The responsibility is particularly heavy for those serving as a sole caregiver, providing love, care, and security around the clock, every day of the week.

The demands of caregiving quickly become overwhelming if the caregiver does not take steps to ensure their own emotional and physical wellbeing. Caregivers often face compromised immune systems, depression, untreated chronic illnesses, stress-related ailments, family conflicts, and missed workdays by neglecting self-care.

Thankfully, Trilogy offers support not only for individuals with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, but also for their caregivers.

Here’s how we can help:

Monthly Family Forums
These forums provide a space for caregivers to gather, discuss, and share issues and solutions. Open to all community members, these monthly meetings offer valuable support and camaraderie.

Adult Day Services

Adult Day Services offer flexible assistance, whether help is needed for just a few hours, or around the clock. Adult Night Care Services are also available in the evenings, depending on availability.

Respite Care
Available for stays ranging from one day to 30 days, Respite Care gives caregivers a break, allowing them time to recharge or handle other responsibilities without the demands of caregiving.

Caregiver’s Day Off Program
This three-hour educational program features knowledgeable speakers discussing various topics to help caregivers understand the stages of aging and improve their caregiving skills.

Caregiving is a tough job – and one that no one should take on alone. Taking time for yourself to relax and rejuvenate is just as important as creating positive moments for your loved one. Make a list of tasks you need help with so others know exactly how they can support you.

To learn more about the resources available to you, visit our family resources page located here.