The Days of a Family Caregiver Are Filled to Overflowing.
A typical day may include:
On top of meeting all those needs for a loved one, a family caregiver has all of their own needs to tackle!
Not only that but there’s the emotional toll that comes with caring for a loved one and worrying about any health complications they are living with.
It’s easy to see how vitally important in-home respite care is for family caregivers.
How Can Respite Care for the Elderly Help?
Prioritizing time away from care is crucial for family caregivers – both for their own well-being and for the person in their care.
Respite care for caregivers allows for regular breaks from care and the opportunity to rest and recharge.
The older adult receives enhanced socialization, which is critical to prevent isolation, loneliness, and boredom. It’s a win-win!
How a Caregiver Can Help
As with any of our services, our RNs schedule an in-home meeting to get to know the person in need of care: their likes, dislikes, interests, hobbies, personality, etc.
We create a customized care plan to outline the types of services that will be needed while the family caregiver steps away. This can include all of the services listed above and then some!
We carefully match a caregiver who will be most compatible with the individual.
Our goal is to ensure that the time the person spends with their caregiver is enjoyable and fulfilling.
When family caregivers return from their break, whether it’s a few hours, a weekend away, or even longer, they will be better equipped to provide the highest possible quality of care.