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“JABA’s adult day care center has been a welcome resource for Mom— and me. The staff are professional and compassionate and demonstrate a warmth and concern for her as if she were their own loved one. This allows me to have a day of respite knowing Mom is cared for, protected and loved, just like family.” JABA’s Adult Care Centers

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July 28 – August 3, 2021

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Sandwiched In: Juggling kids, work, and caregiving is a growing challenge The term "Sandwich Generation," used to describe parents caring for young children and their aging parents at the same time, has been around since the early 1980s, but for many people who find themselves in that situation, it can still come as a complete surprise. Maybe Mom or Dad have actually been helping care for your children for years, or been so independent you haven't had to worry, when suddenly a health or mobility setback, or a chronic condition that's escalated, completely changes your family dynamic. “Mom had always been the caretaker and problem-solver in the family,” said a caregiver I spoke to several years ago, when her Mom, who had been dealing with physical problems from a stroke for more than a decade, finally couldn't live at home alone without assistance. The caregiver, and her siblings, all had careers and kids of their own, and while they'd helped their mother over the years -- errands, housework, home repairs, emotional support -- the level of care she now needed, while not so severe as to require assisted living, had become more than they could handle. A 2020 study from the National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC) and AARP found that

a release last year. “Family caregivers provide vital help and care for their loved ones, yet this survey shows that they keep getting stretched thinner and thinner." Personalized attentive care Basically, there are four options in our area when it comes to caring for an older loved one - spend more time providing personal care, pay for expensive in-home care, con• Private & semi-private rooms • Housekeeping / linen services sider an assisted living or nursing home ar• 3 delicious, nutritious meals • Individualized care plans rangement (also expensive), or join an adult served daily, restaurant style • Assistance with daily activities daycare center. • Personal care staff • 24/7 oversight by licensed nursing staff The caregiver I spoke to chose to join JA• Recreational & social events • Emergency call system Personalized attentive care BA's Adult Care Center in Charlottesville, • Salon services on site Medication management in •our gracious, homelike setting! where her mom spent her weekdays, but it was a challenge to get her to go. • Private & semi-private rooms • Housekeeping / linen services "We got her to go by telling her to think • 3 delicious,discount nutritious meals • Individualized care plans Ask about our veteran’s about it as a job, like going to work, and there served daily, restaurant style • Assistance with daily activities • Personal care staff • 24/7 oversight by licensed nursing staff would be things to do and accomplish," the • Recreational & social events • Emergency call system caregiver told me. "We knew we had to give • Salon services on site • Medication management her a purpose.” 220 South Pantops Drive • Charlottesville, VA 22911 JABA's Adult Care Centers in CharlottesAsk about our veteran’s discount ville and Louisa provide personalized, proPlease Call for a Tour! 434-977-0002 fessional care during weekday hours, includ- 220 South Pantops Drive • Charlottesville, VA 22911 ing dementia care, and offer an extensive activity program, a healthy lunch, ment of vital signs and medication management, intergenerational programming, and

53 million Americans were providing unpaid care to an adult with health or functional needs, more than 10 million more who were doing so in 2015. With Boomers turning 65 at a rate of 10,000 a day, that trend shows no signs of slowing. Meanwhile, the study also showed that there are a growing number of Millennial and Gen Z caregivers, that older caregivers find it hard to focus on their own health, and that 30 percent of caregivers have stopped saving and taken on personal debt. While the average time spent providing care was 23.7 hours a week, over 20 percent of caregivers reported providing care for more than 40 hours a week. “The coronavirus pandemic is exacerbating the challenges family caregivers were already facing from a personal health, financial and emotional standpoint,” said Susan Reinhard, RN, PhD, Senior Vice President at AARP, in

outings to places like Carter Mountain and the Wildrock Nature Play and Discovery Center in Crozet. They also accept Medicaid and provide scholarships to those who are eligible. “Once we got her there, the socialization was very important, and it revived her, brought new life to her,” the caregiver told me. “The center helped us in so many ways, giving her the personal interaction she needed, allowing us to keep her at home, to go to work...and we were comfortable knowing she was in a safe, loving environment." Learn more about JABA's Adult Care Centers in Charlottesville and Louisa, and find resources for family caregivers, by visiting

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Q: What is your favorite activity or space at Our Lady of Peace? A: My favorite activity is reaching out to folks here, trying to brighten their day and receiving so much more in return. Q: Favorite part of retiring in Central Virginia? A: My favorite part of retiring in central Virginia is threefold...enjoying this beautiful part of the planet, learning so much of our history from a professor from UVA, and living so close to my younger sister and husband.

July 28 – August 3, 2021

Q: How has living at Our Lady of Peace made you more independent or increased your quality of life? A: Living here at Our Lady of Peace has been a blessing. It seems that every staff member here does their “job” as if it is more than just a job, but a ministry to all the elderly here. Q: What words of wisdom do you have? A: Someone wiser than me once said, “Wherever you go, there you are.” Anyone choosing to come to Our Lady of Peace with desire to live independently or assisted living with a positive feeling about the move is bound to find peace and many friends.



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