7 Benefits of Respite Care: A Physical and Emotional Oasis for Caregivers

A recent Commonwealth Fund study reported that 60 percent of the family caregivers surveyed, ages 19-64, reported “fair or poor” health and one or more chronic conditions or disabilities, compared with only 33 percent of non-caregivers. This report comes as no surprise to family members who are the primary caregivers of loved ones who need help with everyday living. In fact, the physical, emotional and economic burdens on caregivers today can frequently become overwhelming without some form of personal support. 

Is It Normal Memory Loss or Dementia?

Recently, The National Institute on Aging estimated that as many as 5.1 million Americans might currently have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia today. They also projected that there could be as many as 16 million cases by 2050.