According to the Selected Caregiver Statistics fact sheet there are 65.7 million unpaid individual care givers that assist in the daily living activities and medical tasks of there spouse, partner, family member friend or neighbor. This means that 29% of the U.S. adult population is taking care of someone who is ill, disabled and or elderly.  Out of this massive number the majority of unpaid caregivers (43.5 million) are taking care of someone who is 50 years old or older.  Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. reports that the number of people taking care of their elderly parents has tripled over the last 15 years. Dr. Braunstein states taking care of aging parents can have a health cost on their unpaid caregivers.  Unpaid caregivers are more likely to suffer from depression, stress, heart disease and alcohol abuse. Unpaid caregivers tend to not take care of their own health as they focus on their parent’s or love ones. Dr. Braunstein recommends that unpaid caregivers make sure to take care of their own health needs, find support groups,  look for senior daycare center and respite care in order to reduce stress and risk of burnout. One service that many unpaid caregivers may not know about is respite care. Respite Care refers  to “provision of short-term accommodation in a facility outside the home in which a loved one may be placed. This provides temporary relief to those who are caring for family members, who might otherwise require permanent placement in a facility outside the home”(source) At Sprain Brook Manor Rehab we understand that there are times when personal limitations or unforeseen circumstances prevent the caregiver from providing the appropriate home care for a period of time. Sprain Brook Manor skilled nursing care Westchester can help with short term, full service respite care, giving caregivers pause to handle life events or recharge themselves before resuming responsibility. Our Westchester based nursing home admissions team works with the resident, his or her caregivers, and the medical team to assess care needs before respite care begins, making sure the transition to our welcoming facility is stress-free. For more information about Sprain Brook’s Respite Care located in Westchester, Services please contact us through the link below This post is provided by Sprain Brook Manor Rehab which Provides unique opportunity to recover from medical procedures that result in true satisfying results. Getting you stronger and better every day. Contact us today to receive more information. Disclaimer: The information provided in this post in not intended to be construed as health advice, nor should it be considered a substitute for obtaining individual medical counsel or consulting your physician.