Not all senior citizens need full-time home care services. For example, a significant number of adult children care for their elderly parents, but it can be a difficult task considering job responsibilities and whether one has his/her own children. Providing care services can also be mentally and physically draining, which is why Assisting Hands in North Miami Beach, FL offers respite care services. Our respite care services will provide a break for a family caregiver while one of our professional caregivers takes over.
Facts About Family Caregivers
When it comes to getting home care services for an elderly loved one, the best option to take may seem like providing care yourself because of financial concerns. Some seniors may also prefer it because they’re more familiar with their family members and less receptive to having outside help. Despite that, there are concerning statistics about providing informal care services:
- In the U.S., over 65 million people provide informal care to their loved ones.
- Mostly due to extra stress and physical responsibilities, about 1 out of 4 informal caregivers report that they have poor or fair health conditions.
- Of the over 65 million people, about 2 out of 3 of them are women.
Such numbers show you aren’t on your own in providing informal care yourself, but it also shows how stressful it can be to do so. It’s innate to want to care for a loved one, but it isn’t always the best choice to take given the circumstances.
Informal caregivers having poor to fair health conditions is often the result of one being stressed and having more responsibilities. The stress originally stems from wanting the best for loved ones. When it comes to physical responsibilities, acting as a caregiver is similar to having a young child, which can be a strenuous task. This is something people do on top of all of their other responsibilities. Combine this all, and you could easily become fatigued and need sleep and a break.
Our Respite Care Services
Although 1 out of 4 informal caregivers are in need of a break, the remaining 3 will still encounter situations where they could use a break and time to relax. Regardless of need or want, Assisting Hands in North Miami Beach, FL offers respite care for temporary services.
Using part-time home caregiving services includes the following benefits:
- Lesser chances of depression and stress
- Getting to spend your time in a different way and not as a caregiver
- More energy, less responsibility, and greater peace of mind
If you are not interested in using our respite care services, please consider the growing trend of caregiver support groups. It is helpful to be able to relate our concerns to other people, so we suggest getting in touch with AARP or a local Alzheimer’s Association chapter to learn more.
To inquire about our respite care services, call Assisting Hands in North Miami Beach, FL at (305) 425-1835. Whether you need a break for a day or a couple of days, we are here to assist you and your elderly loved one.