During these unique times especially, caregivers face numerous threats to their own wellbeing as they seek to provide care in a safe environment for their loved ones. Social isolation, less support from outside help, and in some cases work/life balance, can take a toll on mental and physical health. You are not alone, and we want to help. Select Meridian Senior Living communities are taking their in-person caregiver supports groups online and are now offering virtual support groups as a forum for asking questions, meeting others in the same situation, and having open discussions about challenges faced.
Virtual Caregiver Support Groups can offer the below benefits:
- Caregivers have an opportunity to offer and receive support from others in the group.
- The social interaction is important as many caregivers feel quite isolated in their own situations, and virtual support groups can provide this interaction while eliminating the need to meet in person.
- The facilitator is skilled in leading support groups and knowledgeable about the types of dementia being discussed.
- Expressing honest feelings and asking questions in a safe environment can provide comfort and perspective.
Not comfortable sharing your personal situation? You are more than welcome to listen and learn. Many people find it difficult to share what is happening in their lives, and that’s okay. To see if your our local community is offering virtual support groups, please visit the events page on the community's website. Search for the Meridian Senior Living nearest you.