IRVING, Texas, Oct. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Autumn Leaves, a national leader in residential memory care, recognizes the emotional, physical and financial impact of serving as a primary caregiver, and will honor those who care for loved ones with its second annual Caregiver Relief program during November, which is National Family Caregivers Month.
Autumn Leaves communities throughout the nation will offer family caregivers up to three days of free respite care (based on assessment and availability*) in a safe, secure, loving, and engaging environment. The program is also being extended to Autumn Leaves employees for their own families.
"Serving as a primary caregiver is a selfless, 24/7 job, and most caregivers have jobs outside the home and other family responsibilities," said Bob Enloe, vice president of health and wellness at The LaSalle Group, Inc., parent company of Autumn Leaves. "We understand what they go through and want to support their well-being by offering them what they need most – a little time off for themselves."
In 2014 alone, 15.7 million caregivers provided more than 17.9 billion hours of unpaid care valued at $217.7 billion, according to a recent study by the Alzheimer's Association.
More information about the Caregiver Relief program is available at AutumnLeaves.com or by calling 888-919-4910.
*Free respite care is not available in Oklahoma.
About Autumn Leaves
Family-owned and -operated Autumn Leaves® memory care assisted living communities are dedicated to serving those living with Alzheimer's and dementia. Autumn Leaves communities are committed to providing exceptionally high-quality care and research-based programs that allow for safe, secure, and active environments for its residents. An acknowledged leader in memory care, Autumn Leaves combines clinical expertise, knowledge of dementia, and heartfelt compassion to create the best possible care environment. Autumn Leaves currently operates more than 40 communities in six states with the ability to serve more than 2,000 residents. For more information, visit www.AutumnLeaves.com or call 888-662-8886.
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