Caregivers tap into resources From Spotlight on Health - Winter 2012
Are you one of the 50 million Americans who provide care for a chronically ill, disabled or aged family member or friend? If you answered yes, you are a caregiver. Even though it’s very rewarding to help others, being a caregiver can be stressful when compounded with other responsibilities such as children and work.
To prevent caregiver burnout, you need to take care of yourself. Help is available. CentraCare Health System has numerous services to assist you, such as:
- Home Delivered Meals - nutritious meals delivered by St. Cloud Hospital volunteers to homebound, elderly or convalescing people within St. Cloud and Waite Park city limits.
- Link to Life - a personal emergency response system that puts a call for help right at a person’s fingertips with fall detection and medication dispenser options.
- St. Cloud Hospital Home Care - nursing, rehabilitation therapy, speech pathology, social work and personal care provided to those best served at home.
- St. Benedict’s Senior Community Respite Care - caregivers can rest and recharge while their loved ones stay at the Gorecki Care Center.
When staying at home is no longer feasible, CentraCare Health System has senior living options in Long Prairie, Melrose, Monticello and St. Cloud.
Learn more about our services for seniors