Short Term Care Services for Seniors from Assisting Hands Downers Grove
It is common practice for family members to take care of each other when one falls ill. However, the modern world offers its own complications that can lead to negative effects for the caregiver.
At Assisting Hands Home Care, we do what we can to help with our respite care services. We work with informal caregivers to give them a break on a one-time or recurring basis by providing scheduled care for their loved ones. We currently offer these services to residents of the Downers Grove, IL, area.
The Difficulties of Informal Caregiving and Why You Need to Hire a Professional Caregiver
It may sound strange, but we regularly come across informal caregivers who feel guilty about their desire to take time off from providing care. We want you to know that this is completely normal, and existing data clearly shows why many family caregivers think this way:
- Over 65 million Americans provide informal caregiving services for a loved one, which means that the vast majority of people feel obligated to care for their family members
- Because of stress, lack of sleep, and similar factors, roughly 25% of these individuals report that they suffer from health complications (e.g. general illnesses, depression, etc.)
These statistics are truly startling and illustrate just how far people will push themselves to care for their loved ones. In many cases, informal caregivers have children of their own, careers, and other obligations in their day-to-day lives. When they then spend a large portion of their free time assisting somebody else, the conditions detailed above are created.
Respite Care Services from Assisting Hands
At Assisting Hands Home Care Downers Grove, IL, we encourage you to take a break from time to time. For the vast majority of our clients, doing so significantly improves their physical and mental health.
If you want to take a vacation with your immediate family, we can care for your loved one in need for a few days. Or if you have work until 5:00PM, we can regularly provide care in the mornings and afternoons. No matter your unique situation, we will work around your schedule to assist as best we can.
The services we provide are non-medical, which means we cannot change bandages or provide injections, for example. That being said, we can still assist with taking medications, preparing meals, toileting, bathing, getting around the home, and similar tasks that aging individuals and others struggle with.
We will sit down with you before providing our services to develop an optimal care plan that will provide you and your loved one with peace of mind.