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Caregiver Rest Program

WHAT IS IT ?

This program is aimed at families who choose to take care of a family member with high levels of dependency.

In view of the current situation, anxiety and anguish are added to the many difficulties already experienced.  

The Caregiver Rest Program is an opportunity for caregivers to rest and overcome this difficult phase with a greater tranquility and peace of mind. 

WHAT IS THE GOAL OF THIS PROGRAM?

This program aims to reduce the burden of the caregiver for the period that the family member is in the care of health professionals at the Hospital Particular da Madeira.

 

WHO IS IT INTENDED FOR?

This program is aimed at people, of legal age, with high dependency levels that are being cared for at home.

WHAT TYPE OF PROGRAMS ARE AVAILABLE / COST?

We offer 5/10/15 and 30-day care programs. 

For further information contact telephone number  968 748 852 

 

WHAT IS AND IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE COST? 

Included in the cost:

  • Doctor’s visits
  • Nursing Care
  • Meals 

Not included in the cost:

  • Medication which was already being taken when at home  
  • Clinical Analysis
  • Exams

 

WHERE CAN I OBTAIN FURTHER INFORMATION?

For further information contact telephone number  968 748 852

 

HOW TO PROCEED IF ADDITIONAL SUPPORT IS NECESSARY?

One of the main causes of burnout, is believing that one can do everything 24 hours a day 7 days a week, without a break.

If you answer yes to some of these questions, it is because you may need support. Obtain information on the Caregiver Rest Program and avoid falling into a state of exhaustion. Take a break, for yourself and for all your family members, especially for those who depend on you.

⎕ You feel that due to the time you spend taking care of your relative, you do not have time for yourself?

⎕ Do you feel “stressed” because you have to take care of your family member and still have to deal with other matters (housework, work, etc.)?

 ⎕ Do you consider that due to your situation as a caregiver your relationship with other family members or friends has been affected?

⎕ Do you feel exhausted when you are caring for your family member?

⎕ Do you feel that by taking care of your relative your health has been affected?

⎕ Do you feel that you have lost control of your life since taking care of your relative?

⎕ Do you usually feel overwhelmed when having to take care of your relative?

Do you have one or more of the following symptoms?

⎕ Easily irritated

⎕ Emotional discomfort (anguish, discouragement, sadness and revolt)

⎕ High levels of anxiety

⎕ Insomnia

⎕ Fatigue and tiredness / physical and mental exhaustion

⎕ Arterial hypertension

⎕ Headaches, joint pain, gastritis 

For further information on the Caregiver Rest Program contact   968 748 852.