Where to Start?
Caregiving is difficult and it can be costly. Relationships with family and friends may suffer; your career may not receive the attention it should; you may feel you never have a moment to yourself, yet still experience feelings of guilt for neglecting other people and matters in your life; your physical and mental health may be compromised . . .
Despite the inconveniences, we’re often family caregivers because of a sense of duty - we’re also family caregivers because we love. For many of us, caregiving is an opportunity to demonstrate our appreciation for a loved one who has cared for us.
Fortunately, there is help available. However, many resources go undiscovered or at least unutilized. The following are steps that can be taken to make the journey more tolerable - if not more enriching.
Adult Day Care and Adult Day Health are a type of respite that is covered by some Medicaid/Medicaid Waiver programs, VA Benefits, and private long-term-care insurances. In-patient respite is available as a benefit to patients who are on Medicare hospice services. Lastly, don’t forget to work with family, friends, and faith volunteers to schedule companionship visits that could provide you with some respite time.
About the Association
HHAU is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization. Your donations, membership, sponsporship and volunteerism are used to help support services provided by Utah's Homecare & Hospice industries to our loved ones, neighbors and friends. Thank You for your support!