Managing Caregiver Stress During The Holidays
The holiday season is typically a time of joy and celebration. For caregivers balancing the needs of their loved ones with their own family responsibilities, the holidays can also be extremely stressful. Many caregivers are faced with difficult decisions, including how to coordinate holiday celebrations and meals with their own families that incorporate loved ones who need extended medical care or are in a rehabilitation/assisted living facility.
In an effort to relive stress for caregivers, CareOne centers provide a variety of opportunities that allow you to enjoy meaningful holiday celebrations with all of your family members. Here’s how we can help:
- Day passes – bring your loved one home for the day to enjoy the festivities (upon physician approval).
- Extended visiting hours – our centers have extended holiday visiting hours to accommodate families who travel.
- Holiday menu – our staff chefs prepare special holiday menus and families are invited to join their loved ones for a delicious home cooked holiday meal.
- Therapy services – our therapy gyms are open on the holidays so your loved one can continue to make progress without interruptions in their therapy schedule.
- Private dining room – many of our centers have private dining rooms for families who would like a quiet area for their holiday celebration.
- Extended stay – if your loved one has exhausted their Medicare or insurance coverage and is scheduled to be discharged during the holidays, our centers offer the option to stay with us privately if discharge planning during the holidays is difficult for you and your loved one.
- Respite care – if you care for your loved one at home and would like to travel during the holidays, our centers offer respite care. Allow us to care for your loved one while you enjoy a holiday vacation.