It is very common for family members to do all they can to provide good care for their elderly relatives. Providing the care within the family has its benefits as elderly individuals are often more receptive to receiving care from a loved one they trust. However, caring for your elderly loved ones through a family caregiver is very demanding and it can put stress on the caregiver and the entire family. Those who provide care for a relative usually devote much of their time to caregiving which impacts their personal lives and their health.
Family caregivers typically work long hours, get little sleep, and have high stress. This can lead to poor physical and mental health for the caregiver. The time spent caregiving also takes away from time spent focusing on their career or immediate family. Allowing the caregiver regular time off will benefit them as well as the loved one receiving the care.
At Assisting Hands Home Care, we provide respite care services to give relief to family caregivers in Bartlett, IL area. Our certified caregivers will take over at scheduled times for the family caregiver so they can take some time off to rest and focus on other important matters in their lives. We will help create a schedule for our caregiver as well as a care plan for a seamless transition.
Short and Long Term Respite Care
The demands of being a family caregiver can put their mental and physical health at risk. Taking some regular time off to rest will not only help family caregivers stay in good health, but also improve the quality of care they provide. Well rested and healthy caregivers are more energetic and motivated to provide excellent care for their loved ones. The following statistics show why family caregivers need assistance:
- There are 65 million family caregivers in the U.S.
- Women account for two-thirds of family caregivers
- One-fourth of family caregivers report health issues such as depression and lack of sleep
If family caregivers do not take time off to take care of themselves, they risk negative physical and mental health effects. These effects can have an impact on their caregiving abilities, their family, and their career.
Reliable Respite Care
With our respite care services, your family caregiver will be able to take some time off while your loved ones are in the hands of our highly qualified caregivers. We will provide excellent care and companionship for your loved one while the family caregiver takes time to rest and catch up on personal affairs.
When you call Assisting Hands Home Care for respite care, we will meet with the family caregiver and the loved one receiving the care to assess their needs. We will help create a care plan for your loved one based on the care provided by the family caregiver, and we will establish a schedule that works for everyone involved. You can trust our caregivers to arrive on time to relieve the family caregiver and provide your loved ones with quality, compassionate care.
Our respite care services have the following benefits for family caregivers:
- Lower stress levels
- Lesser chance of depression
- More sleep and rest
- More time to spend with family and focusing on career
If you or a relative is acting as a family caregiver for senior citizens in your family, consider calling Assisting Hands Home Care to help out with our respite care services. Our caregivers are licensed, bonded, and insured and they will provide excellent care for your loved ones so the family caregiver can enjoy guilt free time off. Give us a call at (630) 332-2203 for more information about our respite care services in Bartlett, IL area.