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Caught in The Middle: Overcoming Sandwich Generation Stress

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Dec 15, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 4 minute read

School drop-off. Client meetings. Doctor’s appointment with mom. School pick-up. Finish that work presentation. Pick up dad’s medication. Cook dinner. Help with homework. Go to sleep. Repeat. 

Pretty hectic day, right? It may seem like this chaotic schedule doesn’t occur in real life and only exists in comedy sitcoms. But, in reality, this could be a typical day for someone in the sandwich generation - those who take care of their children, their aging parents, and (when time permits), themselves.

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Topics: Respite Care, Caregiving

Discover Brickmont: Using Respite Care as a Trial for Assisted Living

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Sep 15, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 4 minute read

Respite care, or short-term care, is becoming a valued option in modern caregiving. In today’s world, more family members are becoming informal caregivers and are balancing a lot on their plates. Respite care provides a temporary solution for those caregivers who need to focus on personal commitments, emergencies, or simply take a well-deserved break.

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Topics: Respite Care

Understanding Respite Care: Short-Term Senior Care

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Feb 1, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

A family caregiver also referred to as an informal caregiver, is a person who cares for a parent, spouse, or family member, providing them with assistance in their activities of daily living. It is estimated that over 40 million Americans provide informal care to a loved one in the United States.

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Topics: Brickmont Assisted Living, Respite Care

Understanding Palliative Care

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Nov 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

Hospice care and palliative care are often confused or associated as the same type of care. This fact makes many people unaware of what these services entail, when is the appropriate time for these services, and how these care options differ.

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Topics: Senior Living, Respite Care

3 Reasons Respite Care Helps Everyone

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Aug 12, 2018 8:00:00 AM | 2 minute read

In the world of caregiving, it can sometimes feel like there is no rest for the weary. While the strength and care of most caregivers are often not celebrated enough, it is also imperative that we recognize that everyone needs the opportunity to recharge and renew their energy. Brickmont Assisted Living realizes that trusting someone else with the care of a loved one can also be stressful, but using respite care can support and benefit everyone. It’s imperative that you keep in mind that seeking help does not make you a failure as a caregiver. While there are many reasons to pay for respite care, here are three that we want to highlight for you.

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Topics: Senior Living, Respite Care

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