How Respite Care Helps Families to Manage Caretaking Responsibilities
According to recent reports by the AARP and the National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC) over 65 million Americans, or about 29% of the total U.S. population, find themselves providing care for disabled, chronically ill, or elderly friends and family members each year. On average family caregivers spend about 20 hours a week performing various care-related tasks, even while juggling their own responsibilities at work and at home. However, many people find it difficult to maintain the level of care needed on their own. According to the NAC caregivers report difficulty managing physical and emotional stress (29%), balancing their family responsibilities with work schedules (29%), and finding time for taking good care of themselves (35%). In-home respite care services and assisted living arrangements provide these compassionate caregivers with the support they need.
Comprehensive Services for Assisted Living
The emotional, financial, and physical toll of providing constant care for elderly or chronically ill loved ones can easily become overwhelming without assistance. Respite care is a wonderful option for those who would like their loved ones to retain the independence and comfort of living in their own home. At Assisting Hands we offer a full range of non-medical assisted living services that can help families to better manage their caretaking responsibilities and provide greater peace of mind:
- Reliable transportation to healthcare appointments
- Bathing, dressing, grooming, and incontinence care
- Housekeeping and cleaning tasks
- Grocery shopping, meal planning and preparation
- Medication reminders and prescription pickups
- Pet care assistance
- Companionship and mobility aid
How In-Home Care Can Help Your Family
In addition to providing family caregivers with the time they need to maintain their own health and wellbeing, our respite care services can help families to delay or avoid removing love ones from the familiar environment of their own homes, without compromising the level of care they receive. If you are feeling overwhelmed by your current caretaking responsibilities and would like to spend more quality time with those you care for, contact us today to learn more about our compassionate care services.