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There are many elderly individuals whose adult children provide care for them but being a family caregiver is a taxing responsibility to take on. Acting as a family caregiver can easily lead to physical and mental fatigue, especially if you have children and career responsibilities.
If the family caregiver is suffering from health problems or a lack of sleep, they will not be able to provide adequate care for their elderly relatives. Assisting Hands offers respite care services in Miami Gardens, FL to help family caregivers care for their elderly relatives. Our caregiver will come at scheduled times to provide care and give your family caregiver some time off.
Facts About Family Caregivers
When you consider a senior’s desires and the financial factors involved with home care services, having a family caregiver can appear to be the best option. However, it’s also worth considering the following statistics about informal caregivers:
- Over 65 million people act as informal caregivers to their relatives in the U.S.
- For nearly every 4 informal caregivers, 1 of them will report that their health conditions are poor to fair, and this is due largely in part to the extra responsibilities and stress that comes with the informal caregiving role.
- Of the over 65 million family caregivers, nearly 2 out of every 3 informal caregivers are women.
With such numbers, it is obvious how stressful it can be to act as an informal caregiver. We know that many people want to care for their loved ones but providing them with care yourself isn’t always as simple as it seems.
Furthermore, it’s natural to want the best for your loved ones, but the best doesn’t necessarily mean providing them with care services yourself. Caring for an elderly relative is a major responsibility and commitment. That responsibility on top of your own work and family responsibilities can be demanding and cause you to become stressed and lack sleep.
Our Respite Care Services
All informal caregivers can find a break to be beneficial — and this can also benefit your loved ones receiving care. A well-rested family caregiver will provide your loved ones with better quality care. Regardless of the reason for the break, Assisting Hands in Miami Gardens, FL, will provide respite care services so that your elderly loved one receives quality care in the interim while the family caregiver is off.
The benefits of using our respite care services include the following:
- Decreased stress levels
- Reduced risk for depression
- Time off from providing care
- Increased energy levels
- Less responsibility
- Greater peace of mind
If you don’t want to take advantage of the respite care services that Assisting Hands offers in Miami Gardens, FL, at least consider caregiver support groups, which have become a growing trend. Being able to relate one’s difficulties with other people can be beneficial. Contact AARP or your local Alzheimer’s Association chapter to inquire about the support groups.
Schedule an Appointment
To utilize our respite care services, call (305) 425-1835. Regardless of how long of a break you need, our certified caregivers will step in and provide your loved ones with quality, compassionate care.