When an elderly member of a family reaches a point where they need care to live in their home, it is common for a relative to step in and provide them with care. Families do not like seeing their elderly loved ones struggle to live at home and in many cases, relatives have no problem providing the care that they need. However, caring for a loved one can easily turn into a full-time commitment that can interrupt the personal life of the family caregiver. The long hours of caregiving can lead to stress and lack of sleep which can have detrimental physical and mental health effects. It is also very difficult for a family caregiver to balance their career and immediate family with their caregiving duties.
At Assisting Hands Palm Beach, we help family caregivers in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida with our respite care services. Our respite care services, or “We Care” program, allow your family caregiver to take some time off while our licensed caregiver steps in to provide care. Our skilled caregivers can take over seamlessly and provide the same personal assistance and help around the house that your loved one is used to from the family caregiver.
Why Call Assisting Hands for Respite Care
There are several benefits to having a family caregiver provide home care for an aging loved one. Your loved one will be more comfortable receiving care from a relative who they know and love, and this arrangement will save your family money. The problem is that being a caregiver for a relative is a demanding job that can end up consuming the entire life of the family caregiver. It can be difficult for them to find time to spend with their spouses and children and it may be nearly impossible to have a career.
Family caregivers also experience health issues from the long hours and stress of caregiving. The lack of sleep and high stress levels can lead to illness and mental health issues such as depression. In fact, 60% of family caregivers are in poor to fair health and have at least one disability or chronic condition. It is important for family caregivers to take regular time off for their own well-being.
Our respite care services have the following benefits:
• Temporary relief for the family caregiver
• Improvement of the mental and physical health of the caregiver which will lead to more effective care
• More affordable than paying for full-time home care
Respite Care from Assisting Hands
With our “We Care” program, we will work to understand the care needs of your loved one so we can support and relieve the family caregiver. We will base our care plan on the type of care that the family caregiver already provides for a seamless transition. Our trained and licensed caregivers can cover a range of care needs including personal care, meal preparation, light housekeeping, and transportation.
You can expect the following from our respite care services:
- Assistance for your loved ones with disabilities so they can live safely at home
- Quality, compassionate care while the family caregiver is away
- Help with self-care and other care duties typically done by the family caregiver
- Relief for the family caregiver so they can take time off to handle personal affairs, attend important events, or take a vacation
If you have disabled or elderly loved ones who are cared for by a family caregiver, Assisting Hands Palm Beach can provide additional support with our respite care services. We will make sure our caregivers provide exceptional care so the family caregiver can take time off knowing that their loved ones are in good hands. You can call us at (561) 781-5885 for more about our respite care services in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.