Caregiver Stress with Older Couples
On average, three-quarters of the caregiver’s day is devoted to assistance. The burden of various tasks such as cooking, housekeeping, administering medications, and the need to ensure continuous care during the day and night affect all aspects of the senior caregiver’s life. The responsibility can take an enormous emotional and physical toll, especially when added to the psychological distress of watching a loved one deteriorate. This can result in distress, anxiety, illness or depression.
In order for the caregiver spouse to have any quality of life, help is essential. Fortunately, at Highgate, couples don’t have to give up living together for both to get the assistance they need.
Senior Living Options for Couples
With both Assisted Living and Memory Care available, couples can either live together in the same suite, or be just a short walk away from each other, regardless of care needs. We handle the meals, medications, housekeeping, laundry, dressing, hygiene and even nighttime necessities for the spouse in need, so the well spouse has some time and space to address personal needs and interests. This living situation allows both spouses to put an end to the stress and focus on simply enjoying their precious time together.
Don’t take it all on yourself. At this stage in your life, you deserve the peace of mind that comes from knowing your spouse is getting the best care possible. Contact us today to have a conversation about what couples options will best fit you.