Family Caregivers Deserve a Break Today – May CARE Connections

Although taking a break improves family caregivers’ wellbeing and their ability to provide care, only 15 percent have used respite care.

Read about attempts to promote use of respite care and expand the respite care workforce in the May issue of CARE Connections, the monthly newsletter of the SoN’s Center for Aging Research and Education. Here’s an excerpt:

“People either don’t know about respite or don’t understand how it can benefit them,” says Lisa Schneider, the Executive Director of the Respite Care Association of Wisconsin. “They may not trust anyone else to care for their loved one, or feel guilty because they think providing care is all their responsibility.”

This month’s CARE Connections also includes information about a virtual respite care conference; a profile of CARE Affiliate Andrea Gilmore-Bykovskyi, PhD, RN; COVID-19 resources; and news and events related to older adult health and well-being.

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This post was authored by Diane Farsetta on 05/28/2021.