Tribute to Caregivers

anthony2Hi this is Dr. Tyler Woods and I do holistic mental health at Rosa’s Adult Care Home. It is a one of a kind home because of the holistic approach it takes. It is a home that creates new ideas’ to help aging people. It is a home where care is given by trained qualified staff. This week I want to honor them as we celebrate the month of November and pay tribute to caregivers.

Did you know that in 2012 65.7 million caregivers made up 29% of the U.S. adult population providing care to someone who is ill, disabled or aged. Caring for a family member in need is an act of kindness, love, and loyalty. Sometimes, we need to look at the caregivers and look at what they really go through.

Caregivers are underrated and go through a great deal. Because they offer so much to their loved ones, their job is often unrewarded. There is a large burnout level with caregiving and sometimes, people lose their jobs and health. Wonderful homes such as Rosa’s Chante’ can provide quality care for the person who wants a normal home life but have paid experienced care givers give the help 24/7.

One thing I have noticed in the past year is people say “How can someone put their loved one in a home?” I come back with, “How can people NOT put their loved one in a home?” Over the past decade, I have watched what it looks like when people are burnt out from being caregivers. Their health suffers, their families suffer, their jobs suffer and their social life suffers. People begin to feel resentments. The question should be, how could people not put their loved one in an adult care home where the staff are around the clock? The important thing to take note is that the staff have days off and work in shifts, they never lose patience and are always there when the person needs them.

My hat is off to caregivers like Anthony Diaz and his team of caregivers that work relentlessly to make sure seniors are getting the best of care at all times. His staff is trained and they make sure there are plenty staff to give the care that our seniors need. Thank you to all caregivers and special thanks to Rosa’s for all the extra services they provide.

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