“Every day, about 28% of Canadians provide care for a family member, friend or neighbour, and nearly half will do so at some point (cmaj.ca).” Caring for someone you love is an act of compassion and dedication, but it can also be a huge undertaking.
Many family caregivers in Canada fall into the sandwich generation, a generation of people who find themselves caring for their aging parents while also raising their own children. This push and pull of constant responsibilities can leave caregivers feeling drained – emotionally and physically – leading to caregiver burnout.
Our team at Origin Active Lifestyle Communities is here to tell you - you are not alone. Our communities specialize in supporting families by providing the right level of care for someone they love. Below, we are sharing some of the ways we support families as they pass the caregiving responsibilities to us.
Deciding When It’s Time for Support
Since every family’s situation is unique, deciding when to seek senior care options will be different for everyone. At Origin, we want to connect with your family and provide direction and insight to help you find the best possible care solution. Perhaps the first step is a discussion on caregiver self-care, or maybe simply learning more about the benefits of senior living. Either way, we are here to help however you and your loved one feel most comfortable.
Understanding Care Options
We know that caregiver burnout can trigger the process of looking at the varying levels of care, but that doesn’t mean it has to add to your stress. When you and your family are ready to look into care options, we are happy to help! Our team members are always available to learn more about your situation, answer questions, explain processes, and share any information that helps you along your journey. At Origin, we proudly offer:
Origin provides a variety of amenities and services designed to nurture the mind, body, and spirit of our community members. Our independent living services combine the benefits of living independently with all the best parts of living in a community. We can attest to the many studies that have proven longevity is infectious, and independent active living at Origin does just that. Living maintenance and worry-free, you or your loved one can spend more time doing the things you love with friends who live just down the hall.
If you or someone you know needs a little extra support, assisted living might be a great option. Assisted living community members have access to the same amazing amenities and stress-free living as independent living members but with the added support and care from our compassionate team members.
We know that those living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia require careful attention and support. Our memory care communities have enhanced safety and security features to ensure that community members are safe and thriving in an environment that is designed to accept, support, and stimulate. We want you to spend less time worrying about your loved one’s well-being and more time connecting with them.
Experience the Origin Way
While many senior living communities focus on physical needs, Origin encourages active living and aims to fulfill the seven dimensions of wellness. Each community provides a full calendar of social events, classes, day excursions, and dining experiences to encourage activity and enhance overall wellness.
Once you have found the right care option, we invite you to schedule a tour of one of our active senior living communities throughout Nanaimo, Calgary, and Canmore. While touring our many benefits and amenities like Club O™, our Evergreen Salon and Spa, or one of our exceptional dining restaurants, you’ll see just how much we have to offer you and your family.
Find Caregiver Support at Origin
Caring for an older family member requires a lot of time, compassion, and knowledge. Whether you’re experiencing caregiver burnout or you know you can’t deliver the level of care your loved one needs and deserves, Origin can help. We support families by offering the care they need so they can focus on connecting and creating new memories. When you’re ready to learn more, we’re here to help.