Caregiver Support

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SpotLyte Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health & Therapy Services located in Downingtown, PA

Looking after someone you love who is deteriorating mentally because of dementia can be one of the most challenging responsibilities. If you're in this position, SpotLyte Behavioral Health offers expert caregiver support to help you manage. At their office in Downingtown, the skilled team members provide you with the information and tools you need to make life better for you and your loved one. To find out more, call the SpotLyte Behavioral Health office nearest you today or book an appointment online.

Caregiver Support Q & A

What is caregiver support?

Caregivers look after relatives or friends with neurocognitive disorders like Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, and other forms of dementia.

Caring for people affected by these types of conditions is challenging and likely to get harder as the disease progresses. Many caregivers find themselves in failing mental and physical health due to the stress and exhaustion of their role, which may become a full-time occupation.

SpotLyte Behavioral Health offers expert support for caregivers to help them provide optimal care for their loved ones and stay well themselves.

Why is caregiver support so important?

Caregiver support is important because, without help, you could become too sick to care for your loved one.

Your focus may be on the person you're caring for to such a degree that you don't look after yourself properly, ending up with problems such as:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Digestive disorders
  • Headaches

If you have any underlying health problems yourself, like diabetes, high blood pressure, or heart disease, you might make them worse if you don't get the caregiver support you need. Your immune system function might also suffer, making you more likely to pick up coughs and colds.

Your physical and mental health are essential, not just for the person who depends on you, but for your own well-being.

What does caregiver support involve?

The caregiver support services available at SpotLyte Behavioral Health take several forms, which the team structures around your individual needs. Some of the ways they can help include:

Education

The more you understand your loved one's condition, the easier it is to manage without becoming distressed and frustrated.

Tools and techniques

The SpotLyte Behavioral Health team can help you learn how to use behavioral management and communications techniques to improve your interactions with your loved one.

Coping skills

Coping skills like stress management, mindfulness, and other ways of handling the everyday pressures on you helps to reduce your stress levels.

The SpotLyte Behavioral Health team also offers practical advice and support, such as helping you take advantage of facilities in your community and arranging respite care.

Without caregiver support, it's only a matter of time before providing care for someone with a neurocognitive disorder starts taking a toll on your health. You can avoid getting overwhelmed while protecting your well-being by working with the expert therapists, nurses, and social workers.

For the support you need in providing the best care for you and your loved one, call SpotLyte Behavioral Health or book an appointment online today.