Respite & Caregiver Support
Do you as a caregiver need a break during the week, knowing that your loved one is in supportive and capable hands? Has your loved one’s health declined so that you’re no longer sure what type of care is needed? Would you find it helpful to communicate with other caregivers, sharing information about resources and offering mutual support?
As a caregiver, you want to do as much as you can on behalf of your loved one. But, what if caregiving is wearing you down and affecting your own quality of life? For weekday respite, consider enrolling your family member in one of JABA’s Adult Care Centers in Charlottesville and Louisa. If you’re not sure about the type of care your loved one needs, take a look at JABA’s Caregiver’s Toolkit. And, remember that there are local support groups to help you get through the rough patches.
I Need to Connect with Other Caregivers for Support
Caregiving is both rewarding and challenging, and its demands can change over time. If you think you could benefit from connecting with other caregivers to share information about resources and offer mutual support, consider joining JABA’s Facebook support group. You can ask questions, offer advice to others based on your own experience and know you’re not alone. Our local Alzheimer’s Association also offers caregiver support groups.
I Need Relief from Caregiving
If you need a regular break from caregiving during weekdays, consider JABA’s Adult Care Centers, located in Charlottesville and Louisa. We provide a full day of fun, highly qualified and caring staff, plus intergenerational activities and outings to engage members. Our centers provide individualized care for adults 18 years and older with dementia or disabilities, and a variety of payment options.