Providing caregiving services for a loved one in need can be draining on a physical, mental, and emotional level. The added responsibilities and stresses play a large role in this, as does watching the declining health of a family member.
At Assisting Hands Home Care, we will help alleviate some of this hardship through our respite care services in Elk Grove Village, IL. In essence, we will step in to provide professional caregiving services, and give you a much needed and deserved break.
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.