Sleep Problems: Elderly, Family, and Caregiver
Sleep problems effect us all. Seemingly, more so as we age.
Sleep problems are the most frequent reason given in a family’s decision to place an elder in a care facility. It’s understandable. Sleep deprivation takes such a toll on family caregivers and, even threatens their own brain health. If there is a dementia caregiver in your family, this person needs help and respite. Have a family meeting. Contact your local aging services department. Respite care may be available at a local nursing home or assisted living facility.
But sometimes this change of routine can be upsetting and agitating for your elderly parent(s).
Many families hire professional in-home care to provide daily assistance. Staff can help keep elders safe and cared for, at home, while preserving the health of family caregivers. In-home care staff can be provided overnight so the family can sleep. Many agencies provide staff with memory care training for its caregivers.
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John D. Miller is the founder/owner of Home Care Partners, LLC, a Massachusetts business providing private duty, personalized in-home assistance and companion care services to those needing help in daily activities and household functions.
Phone: (781) 378-2164