Providing caregiving services for a loved one in need can be draining on a physical, mental, and emotional level.
The added responsibilities and stressors play a large role in this, as does watching the declining health of a family member.
At Assisting Hands, we will help alleviate some of this hardship through our respite care services. In essence, we will step in to provide professional caregiving services, and give you a much needed and deserved break.
We offer these services to residents of the greater Elk Grove Village, IL, area.
Family Caregivers and Burnout
Assisting a loved one in need is admirable, but understandably stressful and draining. In many cases, those who provide informal caregiving services for a loved one do so in addition to many other responsibilities (such as maintaining careers, caring for children of their own, etc.).
As a result, a large percentage of informal caregivers experience lack of sleep, increased stress, and a decline in personal well-being. In fact, recent studies show that roughly ¼ of family caregivers report that they are in poor or fair health. This is a serious problem.
If you find yourself growing stressed out over providing informal care, we want you to know that you are not alone. It is completely normal to want to take a break and doing so can even benefit the one you care for. By utilizing our professional services, you will be able to recharge, and your loved one will receive care from a highly-trained and attentive caregiver.
Professional Respite Care
At Assisting Hands, we allow you to determine our working schedule based off of your needs. We can provide our services on a part-time or full-time basis, and readjust our responsibilities as needed. Our respite care services are fully customizable to fit your requirements.
It is important to note that our caregivers are not practicing nurses. This means that we cannot perform certain medical procedures that many aging individuals require (for example, we cannot administer shots or change bandages).
However, we can assist in almost any other capacity. We regularly provide the following services and more to individuals in need of care:
- Assistance with using the restroom, bathing, getting dressed, and other aspects of maintaining personal hygiene
- General transportation
- Meal preparation
- Light housekeeping and laundry services
- Fall prevention
- Alzheimer’s and dementia care
Whether you need a 4 to 8-hour break, multi-day reprieve, or extended vacation, we are more than happy to help. We will personalize our care plan based on the needs of you and your loved one. At the end of the day, it is our goal to provide everybody in your family with greater peace of mind.
We are proud to assist families in need in Elk Grove Village, IL, and look forward to working with you soon. If your loved one has long term care insurance, we will accept this to help cover our services.