Within many families, relatives who reach their golden years are cared for by other members of the family who act as the family caregiver. There are several benefits to having a relative take care of an elderly family member, but this job can also be very taxing on the family caregiver. Relatives in this position must devote much of their time to providing care for their loved ones and putting in long hours can have a detrimental effect on their physical and mental health.
When family caregivers become devoted to providing care, they often ignore their own health. The nature of this job can result in stress and lack of sleep that eventually takes it toll. Family caregivers may also lack the time to spend with their families or focus on their careers. Providing regular time off for a family caregiver will allow them to rest and recharge and take care of their personal business.
Assisting Hands Home Care provides respite care services to help relieve family caregivers who care for their elderly relatives in Batavia, IL. We will help schedule a regular time to take over for the family caregiver and send one of our highly qualified caregivers to resume care in their absence. This arrangement will allow your family caregiver to have scheduled time off that they can use to rest, catch up on work, and spend time with their immediate families.
Short and Long Term Respite Care
Family caregivers can help improve their mental and physical well-being by taking regular time off from caregiving. It is important for caregivers to take the time to rest and handle their personal business while knowing that their loved ones are in good hands. The following statistics show why family caregivers should consider respite care services:
- 65 million Americans are providing informal care for a loved one
- Two-thirds of these informal caregivers are women
- Around 25% of family caregivers are affected by depression, stress, lack of sleep, and other health issues.
Family caregivers are more likely to experience depression and health issues if they work a long and demanding schedule. The combination of high stress and lack of sleep makes them especially vulnerable to mental and physical health issues. These problems are only worsened if the family caregiver has no time for their careers or even their own children.
Trusted Respite Care
Our respite care services are an excellent option to ensure that family caregivers get some much needed time off. You will be able to rest, spend time with family, and focus on your career while one of our caregivers provides your loved ones with effective, compassionate care.
Our respite care services begin with a meeting between our representatives, the family caregiver, and the relative receiving care. We will take the time to understand the care needs of your loved ones and create a care plan that incorporates the type of care provided by the family caregiver. This care plan will include a schedule to ensure that our caregiver shows up at the right time to relieve the family caregiver.
Family caregivers can expect the following benefits from our respite care services:
- More sleep and less stress
- Decreased risk of depression
- Time off at scheduled times so the family caregiver can rest and plan to spend time with family.
If there is a family caregiver providing care for an elderly loved one in your family, talk to our professionals at Assisting Hands Home Care to learn how we can help. Our respite care services will cover scheduled time off for your family caregiver with one of our licensed, bonded, and insured caregivers. You can call Assisting Hands Home Care at (630) 332-2203 to learn more about the benefits of our respite care services for family caregivers in Batavia, IL.