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Stress Is High for Alzheimer’s Caregivers Amid Pandemic

Home Instead Senior Care can help – at a discount 

More than 43.5 million individuals in the United States provide informal or unpaid care in the home for loved ones.1 These caregivers are described as “the backbone of long-term care provided in people’s homes” by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).2

But caregiving can take an emotional toll, especially during the pandemic. According to a recent survey, 82 percent of Alzheimer’s caregivers say their stress is higher now because of the coronavirus. And nearly three-quarters are unsure what would happen to their loved one if the caregiver got sick with COVID-19.

Receive $100 discount on senior care services

Home Instead Senior Care can help you care for the seniors in your life. It provides a wide range of non-medical support services to enable seniors to live safely and comfortably wherever they call home — whether that’s the home they lived in for decades, the home of a child, an assisted living community, or a nursing home. Trained CAREGivers® help seniors with meal preparation, bathing, grooming, dressing, incontinence care, mobility assistance, transportation, housework, and medication regimen support.

Home Instead provides support services in hospice settings and following discharge from the hospital or rehab. CAREGivers® provide meaningful companionship, engagement, and supervision to seniors that have an Alzheimer’s or Dementia diagnosis. Home Instead’s services are customized to meet the needs of each individual. Service hours generally range from a few hours per week to 24-hours per day.

As a Tufts Health Plan member, you or a family member can receive a one-time $100 credit toward charges for services at participating offices. Tufts Health Plan members also receive a free home safety inspection once they have contracted for services with Home Instead Senior Care.

  1. International Alliance of Carer Organizations. https://internationalcarers.org/carer-facts/global-carer-stats/
  2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. https://www.cdc.gov/aging/caregiving/index.htm