Who's At Risk?
Self-Assessment Tools Help Cheyenne Families Avoid the Dangers of Caregiver Distress
Nearly one-third of adults living in Cheyenne are family caregivers who could be at risk for heart disease, diabetes, depression and other physical and emotional maladies as a result of caregiver distress.
In response to this growing issue, Home Instead Senior Care® has launched Family Caregiver Stress ReliefSM at www.FamilyCaregiverStressRelief.com - with new tools to help family caregivers determine if they are at risk for distress and to minimize problems before they escalate.
The Are You a Caregiver Quiz is designed to help a family caregiver self-identify and recognize the role of a caregiver, and the Family Caregiver Distress Assessment allows caregivers to determine their risk for distress and resulting emotional and physical issues.
"These new resources enable spouses and adult children to understand their role, the stresses they may face as a caregiver, and how that stress might lead to more serious health effects," said John Glode, a local Home Instead Senior Care owner in Cheyenne. "Whether it's support groups, stress management techniques or respite help, caregivers need to realize the importance of managing their health, too."
For information about the services of Home Instead Senior Care in Cheyenne visit www.homeinstead.com/630.
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ABOUT HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE
Founded in 1994 in Omaha, Nebraska by Lori and Paul Hogan, the Home Instead Senior Care network is the world's largest provider of non-medical in-home care services for seniors, with nearly 1,000 independently owned and operated franchises providing in excess of 45 million hours of care throughout the United States, Canada, Japan, Portugal, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Taiwan, Switzerland, Germany, South Korea, Finland, Austria, Italy, Puerto Rico, the Netherlands and Mexico. Local Home Instead Senior Care offices employ more than 65,000 CAREGivers worldwide who provide basic support services - assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), personal care, medication reminders, meal preparation, light housekeeping, errands, incidental transportation and shopping - which enable seniors to live safely and comfortably in their own homes for as long as possible. In addition, CAREGivers are trained in the network's groundbreaking Alzheimer's Disease or Other Dementias CARE: Changing Aging Through Research and Education Program to work with seniors who suffer from these conditions. This world class curriculum is also available free to family caregivers online or through local Home Instead Senior Care offices. At Home Instead Senior Care network, it's relationship before task, while continuing to provide superior quality service that enhances the lives of seniors everywhere.