The 7 Important Ways Respite Care Benefits Caregivers

Respite Care for Caregivers

The physical, emotional and economic consequences for family caregivers of loved ones with physical limitations or memory loss can be overwhelming – and in some cases even devastating. In fact, a recent Commonwealth Fund study reported that 60% of family caregivers age 19-64 surveyed reported “Fair or Poor” health and one or more chronic conditions or disabilities, compared with only 33% of non-caregivers.

The Effects of Alzheimer’s on the Family: Why it’s Important to Understand and Prepare

The effects of Alzheimer's disease on families

Sam Streater, Director of Activities at Saunders House in Wynnewood, PA, says, “When a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, it has a ripple effect that can impact the entire family. In fact, gerontologists and psychologists often refer to the families of those with memory loss as the ‘invisible second patients.’