Providing Respite Care When You Need Time for Yourself
According to the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP, approximately 34 million Americans provided unpaid care for an older adult in 2015. If you are the caregiver for your aging loved one, you are certainly not alone! As much as you love your family member, you need a break so you can take care of yourself. Assisting Hands® can provide respite care services so when you want a break you don’t have to worry about your senior loved one when you cannot be with them.
When you care for a senior loved one, you know how hard it can be:
- You make breakfast
- You help them clean up or getting dressed
- You find activities for them throughout the day
- You make lunch
- You find more activities
- You make dinner
- You get them ready for bed
- You wake up in the middle of the night to make sure they are okay
When do you have time for you?
You have a family, friends, career, and activities of your own. When do you find time for those things when you are the primary caregiver for your elderly loved one? You need time for yourself without feeling guilty about leaving them. Assisting Hands can give you respite from caregiving so you can take time for your own activities while feeling confident that your elderly loved one is safe and secure.
Are you concerned about leaving your aging loved one home alone when you’re not there?
If you cannot leave your senior loved one home alone, do they go with you when you go out? Suddenly something as simple as a quick trip to the store takes much longer because you have your elderly loved one with you. But they cannot safely stay at home by themselves. When you leave them with a dedicated Assisting Hands caregiver, you get the respite you need to get things done on your pace.
Being a caregiver is hard. Sometimes you just need a break to take care of yourself.
You are tired and worn out. A trip the gym, spa, or park could improve your physical, mental and emotional state. Having lunch with friends, which seemed out of the question, becomes a reality. When your mood improves, you are happier when you spend time with your senior loved one. Life is good again.
Assisting Hands provides respite care for people who are responsible for their elderly loved ones’ well-being. Learn more about the services we provide so you can take time for yourself.
We can put together a respite care plan tailored to your aging loved one’s needs. Contact us today at (630) 413-9899 to learn more about our respite care services.