Support Options

Most family caregivers reach a point when they realize they need some level of professional assistance at home. If your loved one requires constant supervision and/or assistance with everyday activities, such as bathing and dressing, it may be time. There are many types of professional care options available to you. Ask your health care team, social workers, religious organizations, charitable groups, neighbors and friends for recommendations.

Caregivers of persons with dementia face difficult challenges. One of the most valuable benefits of being in a support group is learning about coping skills and helpful resources from your peers. Every person’s experience is so different, yet there are similarities that often only other caregivers can relate to. Many caregivers find new friends and social contacts in support groups.