In the United States, a great number of families take on the responsibility of providing care to an elderly relative or to a sick or disabled family member. These family caregivers dedicate much of their time to providing their loved one with care, but it can be demanding to do so. In fact, caregiving can be so demanding that informal caregivers will neglect their own well-being and personal lives in order to provide care for a relative. They prioritize caregiving, because they may feel guilty about taking time to focus on themselves and their own personal matters. However, it’s important for family caregivers to take breaks.
Assisting Hands Home Care helps family caregivers by giving them time off with the respite care services we provide in Miramar, FL, and the surrounding areas.
Our Respite Caregivers
The respite care services we offer at Assisting Hands Home Care are designed to provide family caregivers with scheduled breaks so that they have time to attend to personal matters. Given the following statistics, it’s easy to understand why it’s important to hire a professional respite caregiver:
- In the U.S., over 65 million people act as a family caregiver for a loved one.
- Women account for nearly two-thirds of informal caregivers.
- Of the family caregivers in the U.S., about one-fourth of them have poor health.
Informal caregivers are great, because they already have a connection with their relative. But they often have their own lives, careers, and/or children to take care of as well. Knowing this and the demanding nature of caregiving, family caregivers can easily lose sleep and become overly stressed. When this happens, they can suffer from numerous health problems. Often, it is simply unsustainable to be a family caregiver without additional help.
Trusted Respite Care Services
We know how stressful family caregivers may feel, and that is exactly why Assisting Hands Home Care provides respite care services. To begin, we create a care plan, working with the family caregiver and the individual who will be receiving care. We also develop a schedule that works for everyone involved. With our services, family caregivers can feel at ease knowing their loved one is properly cared for while they take time off.
Informal caregivers can benefit from our respite care services in the following ways:
- Reduced chances of depression
- Reduced stress levels
- Increased energy levels
- Greater peace of mind
- Scheduled breaks that last for either 4-8 hours or a couple of days
If you or someone you know is an informal caregiver for a loved one but could use a break, get in touch with Assisting Hands Home Care for a fee in-home consultation. We provide respite care services involving effective care in place of informal caregivers, allowing them to take time off.
For respite care services in Miramar, FL, and the surrounding areas, call (954) 644-7276.
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