Because we love our friends and family, we do everything we can to help them when they start experiencing memory challenges or needing assistance with the activities of daily life. We cook for them, clean their homes, go shopping for them, take them to appointments, and keep them company when they’re no longer able to attend social events like they used to.
But all of these additional activities, coupled with the emotional strain of caring for a loved one, can lead to a phenomenon called Caregiver Burnout. According to WebMD, Caregiver Burnout is a state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion that may be accompanied by a change in attitude — from positive and caring to negative and unconcerned. Burnout can occur when caregivers don’t receive needed support, or if they repeatedly exceed their physical or financial capabilities. Caregivers can experience fatigue, stress, anxiety and depression, and often feel guilty if they spend time on themselves rather than with their loved ones.
Thankfully, there is another option. Stone Valley Assisted Living and Memory Care Community in Reno, Nevada, provides its residents with unmatched care and quality of life. And they also provide their residents’ families and friends with complete peace of mind.
If you are the only caregiver for your loved one, you may find it difficult to arrange your schedule and complete other tasks that your loved one cannot participate in. You may have to arrange for someone else to be with them while you shop, attend work, spend time with your children or other family members, or simply take some time for yourself.
At Stone Valley, your loved one is never alone. The community’s trained and licensed staff is available for residents 24/7. In addition, you can be confident that every staff member interacting with your loved one will get to know your loved one personally. That means your loved one’s care will be consistent and always available, giving you complete peace of mind.
It can be hard to turn over your loved one’s care to a new team of people. But Stone Valley makes the safety and security of its residents a top priority. The community itself is designed for resident’s safety, with flat, consistent flooring, easily navigable pathways, and secure, monitored grounds. In addition, each residents’ dwelling is equipped with a safety pull-cord. Finally, each resident wears a location-based pendant, so you can be confident that your loved one is safe at all times.
While you may be apprehensive about transitioning your loved one to a senior living community, their quality of life can improve by doing so. Stone Valley designs its memory care and other resident programs specifically to nurture the physical, social, spiritual, cognitive, and emotional needs of all residents. The community’s programming is built on the research-backed six “Sunshine Pillars of Wellness.” That means each resident can receive not only assistance with the regular activities of daily life, but also support in the following areas: physical engagement, social connections, spiritual support, intellectual discovery, sensory stimulation, and emotional expression.
The residents can also participate in a full calendar of social, physical, and mental activities. A certified Life Enrichment Director leads the community in engaging daily activities, weekly on-site social events, and fun cultural excursions as part of a researched-backed health and wellness program. Residents can enjoy programs such as music therapy, aromatherapy, validation techniques, health and wellness activities, and life skills stations.
If you’re feeling the pressure while being the caregiver for your loved one, it may be time to let Stone Valley alleviate that stress.
To learn more about residency or to schedule a tour of Stone Valley, contact our friendly team today.