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Mental Health Day…Remember to Take Care of Yourself

  • Posted on Oct 8, 2021

World Mental Health Day is not just about advocacy. It also provides an opportunity to empower people to look after their own mental health. 

Are you caring for an elderly, ill, or disabled family member? This can be a demanding job and no one is equipped to do it alone. Caregivers may experience fatigue, stress, anxiety, and depression and these symptoms can be associated with “caregiver burnout”.  Caregiver burnout is a state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion. It may be accompanied by a change in attitude, from positive and caring to negative and unconcerned. Burnout can occur when caregivers don’t get the help they need.

FINDING TRUSTED RESPITE CARE CAN PROVIDE THAT VITAL BREAK

Respite care can take many forms, but it boils down to two options: getting support for yourself and sharing the responsibility of care for a loved one. As a highly respected nursing home, NewCourtland Germantown Home is committed to providing skilled nursing services for short-term and long-term care.  Our team of doctors, nurses, and support staff are dedicated to offering your loved one the highest level of care in a warm and welcoming environment designed to feel at home while giving you peace of mind.

OUR RESPITE SERVICES OFFER:

  • Round the clock nursing care—our nursing staff is on-site 24/7 monitoring care day and night
  • On-site medical staff—on-staff Physician Medical Director is on-site to address and treat any illness or condition
  • Secured memory support unit—rest easy knowing your family member is safe and secure
  • Accommodations—private and semi-private rooms available, beautiful outdoor patio and garden, as well as barber and beauty salon services on-premises
  • Dining services—enjoy nutrition home-cooked meals in one of our spacious dining rooms
  • Daily activities—spend time with other residents and enjoy a variety of fun and entertaining activities including cultural programs that often have an intergenerational component
  • Physical, speech, and occupational therapy—receive therapy on the grounds, never missing an appointment
  • Hospice care—our expert team of hospice partners will provide pain management, emotional and spiritual support

If you would like to learn more about our services, please contact Alison Corter, Director of Business Development/Liaison for Germantown Home, at acorter1@newcourtland.org or call 215-951-4210.

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