When you are a caregiver, it is easy to want to put your loved ones health before your own. Make your health a priority as well when caring for your loved one. We want to make sure that both of you are receiving the care that you need to remain healthy. Coping with stresses and feeling a little strained comes with the job of being a caregiver. In order to make sure that we can continue taking care of our loved one, we must be able to recognize our personal limitations and learn to care for ourselves as well as others.
According to US News and World Report, approximately 70% of all people aged 65 and older will require long-term care at some point in their lives. Long Term Care includes, nursing homes, hospice care, rehabilitation care and Assisted Living Centers. Unfortunately, costs for such care averages over $2,000 per month and significantly higher for Alzheimer’s care.