Not all people who need home care services need them on a full-time basis. For example, a lot of people will care for their elderly parents on their own. Such care, however, can be difficult to provide given one’s own work responsibilities, children, and other circumstances. You’re likely to be physically and mentally fatigued as time goes on acting as the family caregiver. That is why Assisting Hands in North Miami, FL, provides respite care services.
Facts About Family Caregivers
After taking financial factors and/or the senior’s care needs into consideration, informal care services can seem like the best choice. But it is worth considering that there are startling statistics about people who provide home care themselves:
- In the U.S., there are over 65 million people who provide their loved one with informal care.
- Almost 25 percent of informal caregivers have reported that they have poor to fair health conditions, and much of the reasoning for that comes from extra physical responsibilities and stress.
- About 67 percent of the 65 million people who provide informal care services are women.
As mentioned above, informal caregivers tend to have poor to fair health conditions as a result of stress and extra physical responsibilities. The stress originates from wanting the best for their elderly loved ones, and the physical responsibilities make it seem as though they are caring for a young child. Performing these tasks on top of other things you already have to take care of can easily lead to lack of sleep, fatigue, and a hectic mind.
Our Respite Care Services
While not all informal caregivers need a break, all informal caregivers could still find a break beneficial. No matter the reason for such a break, Assisting Hands in North Miami, FL, can help with our respite care services.
Some advantages of using part-time home caregiving services to relieve a family caregiver include the following:
- Lessened potential for stress and depression
- Time off as a caregiver
- More peace of mind, less responsibilities, and more energy
If you decide to not use our respite care services, at least consider the growing trend of caregiver support groups. For more information about this, get in touch with AARP or your local Alzheimer’s Association chapter.
Call Assisting Hands in North Miami, FL, at (305) 425-1835 for our respite care services. No matter how long of a break you need, we are glad to help you and your elderly loved one out.