Respite Care – Getting The Break You Need
You’re a caregiver by nature. You are there for your loved one to make them feel comfortable. You read books, you tell stories, you dress them, you bathe them. But you cannot do it all. Sometimes you need help, someone to say it is okay to take a break. For that, depend on respite care services by As Close as Family. As you face the many rewards and challenges of caring for a loved one, it can be isolating and difficult to dedicate your everyday life to another person.
As parents and other loved ones age, the need for increased help and assistance becomes apparent — indeed vital — in order to maintain life at home. As a result, caring for a loved one can be physically, mentally and emotionally exhausting. However, you’re not alone. You’re one of 34 million Americans who have provided unpaid care for an aging loved one in the last year. While this is a noble pursuit, it can also be detrimental to your own health, well-being and the relationship with your own spouse and children, who also need your attention.
By taking advantage of respite care, you can get the assistance you need before you start feeling overwhelmed, exhausted or isolated.
What is Respite Care?
Respite care is essentially short-term, temporary relief provided to those who are caring for family members within their home. It is vital for every caregiver to balance the needs of the individual and their own. If this delicate balance is not maintained, it can lead to caregiver burnout, resulting in lack of sleep, imbalance in lifestyle, and overall decreased happiness. Our respite home care services provide temporary support whenever and however you need it. Perhaps you need to run a few errands, meet friends for lunch, take the afternoon to go shopping, or just get away for awhile. Whatever the case, we can step in and fill your shoes for however long you’ll be away.
You — and your loved one — can be better rested and prepared to face another day. Not only can your emotional health get a boost from respite care assistance, but your overall relationship with your loved one can improve as well. We know the scope of trust you are placing with us to act on your behalf, and we surely do not take that lightly. Let us help give you that rest, let us help you reset, let us help… you. Whether the need is for a few hours, days, or weeks, we can help. Give us a call to speak with a care coordinator to learn more.