Relief for the Caregiver
Providing care for a loved one can be exhausting. It’s both physically and mentally demanding. So, it stands to reason that a caregiver needs a break. Respite care provides relief for the caregiver – whether you’re caring for aging parents, a spouse, a loved one living with a disease, or supervising teens, especially with special needs.
Respite care can be arranged for short-term or periodic help. Or it can be care that is provided at regular intervals. The purpose behind respite care is to help reduce the stress and anxiety often felt by caregivers. And respite care provides a variety of options.
How Often Is Respite Care Used?
The frequency of respite care depends on the individual and the needs. Respite care can provide a half-day break once a week, daily care every morning, or care for a loved one while the rest of the family goes on vacation! You tell us what you need!
How Assisting Hands Helps
There are many types of respite care provided. Here’s a list of some of the services we provide. It’s certainly not exhaustive, but it will give you a good idea of how we can help. What do you need?
- Personal assistance. We are happy to care for plants and pets, answer the door, help with the preparation of grocery lists or assist in organizing the mail.
- Assisting Hands can provide someone to sit and talk to a loved one, read the news and help keep your loved one occupied.
- Personal Care. We provide help with daily grooming – for dressing and undressing, bathing and toileting.
- We can aid with reading or read a book with your loved one.
- Perhaps your loved one would like company shopping for groceries, or someone to accompany them to appointments. Assisting Hands is glad to help.
- When maintenance is scheduled around the home, it’s nice to have someone there who can supervise the work – whether that’s painting, HVAC work, gardening or other maintenance.
- Getting out of the house to visit relatives, friends or neighbors can be helpful to your loved and even improve their outlook. We are happy to assist with any of these visits.
- Sometimes, when someone is feeling low, or recovering from a treatment, it’s nice to have a person there who can fix a bowl of soup or make a fresh bed.
Assisting Hands Caregivers
Assisting Hands caregivers are trained to provide non-medical assistance to our clients for any number of reasons. In every case, we work hard to find the right person to come into your come and care for your family member. Our caregivers are specifically trained to provide in-home care. And our caregivers have successfully passed extensive background checks. They are also insured, bonded, and trained in CPR. Most of all, they CARE.
Give us a call. Let us help you design the right respite care program for you and your loved one.