Did you get a chance to spend some time with Mom over the holidays? Did you see that Mom hasn’t been taking as good of care of herself? Was mom constantly repeating herself? Are you now worried about mom living on her own? Eh, what difficult things to see in your Mom (or another loved…
This week we are pleased to welcome a guest blog from Vivette with Vibrant Home Health in Dayton, OH.
Here is her story:
Growing up as a pastor’s child I can remember the members of our church visiting senior care facilities once a week. While these visits often occurred when I was at school, during the summer months I would occasionally attend to assist with the service. As a teenager, I never dreamed I would be the one gaining a valuable experience from the visits. Rather, I thought I was doing something for the residents who were “shut-ins” and not able to attend a church service. In my mind, I was helping them.
Are you in need of a break, but don’t know where to turn?
If you answered “yes” then we are here to help!
At Optimized Senior Living, we offer a service called Respite Care. We like to refer to it as a “glorified bed and breakfast!”
What is respite care?
Respite care is a short stay with us where we provide 24/7 assisted living care, home cooked meals, activities, social engagement, med management, and of course a worry-free break for you, the caregiver. In America today, there are over 43 million unpaid caregivers for older adults. The average age of these caregivers is 50 years young. Caregivers that are in their prime time to enjoy life and all that it has to offer!
Being a caregiver can be rewarding and difficult at the same time. But there might come a time when you are faced with the difficult choice of what to do when the loved one you are caring for can no longer stay at home alone while you work, you need to go run errands or you might just need time for yourself. It is time to weigh out all your options and find the best one for you and your loved one. Here at Optimized Senior Living we have several options for you.
We offer long term Assisted Living, Respite Care, and an Adult Day Retreat. Here we want to better explain the Adult Day Retreat, which we refer to as our Optimized Retreat.
Adult Day Retreat can be just that for an aging loved one. This is a great choice when you just need some extra help. This is a where your loved one still lives at home with you but goes to a care facility for the hours you need.