How Caregiving Impacts Your Health
According to the Alzheimer’s Association (alz.org), caregivers report higher incidences than non-caregivers of anxiety and depression. When tested, they also show higher levels of stress hormones. These factors may lead to hypertension, reduced immune function, coronary heart disease and other health problems. These risks make it more critical than ever to maintain your own health—which means taking well-deserved breaks. Find time each day to do at least one thing for yourself in order to reduce stress. Sunrise Short-Term Stays offer caregivers the opportunity to take time for themselves, while ensuring their loved ones receive top-quality care in a loving, warm environment.