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There are many seniors who receive care from their adult children or other family members instead of from a professional caregiver. Designating a family member to provide care has its benefits as there is a level of familiarity that makes those receiving the care more comfortable. However, informal caregiving can be a difficult responsibility to take on given one’s work duties, children, and more.
With the added responsibility, family caregivers can easily become stressed and fatigued. At Assisting Hands, we understand this, which is why we provide respite care services to Miami Lakes, FL. With these services, one of our trained caregivers will take over for your family caregiver to allow them some time off.
Facts About Family Caregivers
When considering the financial factors involved with home care services in addition to your loved ones’ preferences, informal home care services might seem like the best option. There are some alarming numbers associated with those who act as informal caregivers without outside assistance:
- In the United States, there are over 65 million people who provide their loved ones with informal care services.
- Almost every 1 in 4 informal caregivers report that they have poor to fair health conditions, and this is mostly because of the extra stress and responsibilities that come with being an informal caregiver.
- Of the over 65 million informal caregivers in the U.S., about 2 out of every 3 of them are women.
These numbers serve as proof of how taxing it can be to act as an informal caregiver. It’s understandable to want to care for your loved ones, but it isn’t always possible to do it alone.
People want the best for their loved ones and worry whether they get the best care. But providing the care yourself can be overwhelming and stressful which is not good for you or the one receiving the care. Providing care for a family member in addition to caring for your own children and addressing work responsibilities can be too much to handle, causing you to become fatigued and lack sleep.
Our Respite Care Services
While not all informal caregivers are in obvious need of a break, they could benefit from outside assistance from a professional caregiver. Assisting Hands in Miami Lakes, FL, can provide respite care while informal caregivers take time off. We will form a care plan based on the care the family caregiver already provides so that the transition between the family caregiver and our caregiver is seamless.
With our respite care services, informal caregivers can benefit in the following ways:
- Lesser chance of stress and depression
- Time off to deal with personal matters
- More energy, less responsibility, and a greater peace of mind
If you decide that you don’t want to use our respite care services, we ask that you consider the growing trend of caregiver support groups, because it can be helpful to discuss struggles with others. Get in touch with AARP or a local Alzheimer’s Association chapter to learn more.
Schedule Your Appointment
If you would like to use the respite care services Assisting Hands offers in Miami Lakes, FL, call our representatives at (305) 425-1835. Our professional caregivers are happy to help and give your family caregiver some needed time off.