Support for Family Caregivers in Wausau

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Posted: 3/22/2021 9:28 AM by Interim HealthCare

If you’re the primary caregiver for your mom, your dad, or another member of your family, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Tens of millions of Americans provide care to older loved ones, resulting in countless cases each year of caregiver burnout. At Interim HealthCare of Wausau, we understand how difficult caring for a loved one can be. That’s why our services are designed not only to care for our clients, but also to make caregiving more manageable for families.

Family Caregivers & Why Support Is So Important

When a loved one starts to struggle with routine tasks, it’s only natural to offer your help. At first, this may only mean picking up groceries once a week or helping out now and then around the house. But over time, your loved one’s care needs are likely to increase. As this happens, caregiving can gradually transform into a part-time or full-time job.

It should come as no surprise that many family caregivers struggle to balance caregiving with other activities. Many end up reducing their hours at work or giving up their jobs. Others spend less and less time with their family. And many end up sacrificing their own health and well-being. They lose sleep, exercise less, and struggle to maintain a balanced diet. Combined with the existing physical, mental, and emotional toll of caregiving, the result is a severe risk of burnout.

If you find yourself in this situation, our care services at Interim HealthCare of Wausau can give you the support you need to make caring for your loved one more manageable.

Many families start with our respite care services. Through respite care, we can provide short-term and temporary care to your loved one at times when you need a break. This can allow you to spend time on other priorities and activities, or simply to recharge and reduce your risk of burnout.

In the long-term, we can provide part-time or full-time care services in the comfort of your loved one's home, making caregiving more manageable. These services can include help with dressing and bathing, light housekeeping, transportation, errands, and other activities often performed by family members.

If your loved one has specialized care needs, we also offer a wide range of home health services. These include physical therapy, wound care, IV therapy, and our chronic disease management program. We also offer a dedicated program for Alzheimer’s and dementia care, helping seniors living with memory disorders in Wausau.

Caregiving Services in Wausau

Interim HealthCare of Wausau has more than 25 years’ experience providing care to seniors and families in our area. We are locally owned and operated, and we are deeply involved with our local community.

To get started, simply contact our office for a free consultation. Our services are currently offered in:

  • Wausau
  • Stevens Point
  • Merrill
  • And the surrounding areas

Learn more about our support for family caregivers by calling Interim HealthCare of Wausau at (715) 842-7707!

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