Most people do not know all the resources that are available to them. Most of which are covered by insurance, including Medicare. I want to educate them on these resources so that they can take the first steps without having to think twice about it. This biggest burdens with Family Caregiving are acceptance of the disease and Caregiver burn-out.
Advanced Care Planning can provide support during the acceptance stage. All the Family Caregiver has to do is schedule an appointment with a physician. The physician will then assess and assist on a care plan now and for the future. Advanced care planning helps people and their families navigate through all of the logistical-stressers so they have more time to accept the disease itself. The care plan asks questions like "Where would I want myself/my loved one to live when I cannot take care of myself/my loved one?, What company would provide care services? Who is going to speak for me/my loved one if I cannot speak for myself?".
Respite Care visits are provided by a Home Health Agency or freelance Caregiver of their choosing. This solves the problem of Caregiver burn-out by relieving the Family Caregiver for a time/date/duration of their choice up-to 1-week. Most companies that provide Respite Care visits also offer Spiritual Support from Licensed Social Workers.