Family members are always willing to make personal sacrifices to help their relatives. This is especially true when a relative reaches retirement age and requires some help around the home. Many families will help provide care for their elderly relatives themselves if the care needed is manageable.
However, the care needs of your elderly relatives can quickly change. A family caregiver who provided help for several hours a day may find themselves spending 8 hours per day or more providing care. This full-time commitment can make it difficult for family caregivers to have a career or spend time with their children, and the demanding hours can lead to stress and lack of sleep.
Respite Care in Boynton Beach, FL
If you have a family caregiver providing care for an disabled adult and elderly relative, they could benefit greatly from the help of respite care services. Assisting Hands Home Care provides respite care in Boynton Beach, FL to give family caregivers time off while our licensed caregivers take over. With our “We Care” program, our caregiver will provide the same care services as your family caregiver to ensure a seamless transition.
Why Call Assisting Hands for Respite Care
Enlisting the help of a home care professional to provide respite care services will benefit your family caregiver as well as your loved ones receiving care. As mentioned above, the demands of being a family caregiver can disrupt their personal lives and make it very difficult to have a career. If the family caregiver also has a spouse and children, they only have limited time to spend with them. Allowing the family caregiver some time off will give them more time to spend with their families and allow them to focus on their career.
The other problem that family caregivers face is a threat to their health. Family caregivers typically lose sleep and have high stress levels which can lead to anxiety and depression as well as physical health issues. Around 60 percent of family caregivers report that they are in poor to fair health and many have chronic conditions of their own. Taking some time off with the help of a respite caregiver can help reduce these risks to a family caregiver’s health.
Our respite care services can provide the following benefits for your family caregiver:
- Regularly scheduled time off
- Better mental and physical state and improved health
- Better care from a well-rested family caregiver
- More cost effective than full-time home care
Respite Care from Assisting Hands
The purpose of our “We Care” program is to provide support for your family caregiver while accommodating the care needs of your loved ones. We will evaluate the care needs of your loved ones, as well as the type of care provided by the family caregiver and form a care plan that works for everyone involved. Our caregivers are highly trained and can provide in-home care services that include personal care, light housekeeping, transportation, and meal preparation.
Our respite care services will have the following benefits:
- Trusted care for your loved ones in the absence of the family caregiver
- Care that is consistent with the type of care provided by the family caregiver
- Time off for the family caregiver to spend time with family and handle other personal affairs
Call us for a Complimentary Consultation
If you or one of your relatives provide informal care for an elderly or disabled loved one, you should consider respite care. Our respite care services at Assisting Hands Home Care are ideal for giving your family caregivers the support they need while ensuring that your loved ones still receive quality care. Contact Assisting Hands Home Care at (561) 781-5885 for a free consultation regarding your respite care needs.