Sometimes you need a break from taking care of your loved ones. There are many cases in which adult children take care of their elderly mother or father themselves when they start to need daily assistance. The responsibilities can be overwhelming at times and family members who provide care need to take a step back and get additional help. It can be challenging to manage work responsibilities, children, or other activities while also caring for an aging relative.
That is why we offer respite care services at Assisting Hands Serving Hialeah, FL. With these services, our certified caregivers will take over for the family caregiver to allow them some time off.
The Truth about Family Caregivers
Do-it-yourself caregiving for your family members may seem like the better option. Financial factors and the familiarity between family members are the main benefits of having a family caregiver. However, there are some disadvantages to giving a family member this task.
The following are a few startling facts about those providing care without the help of respite care services:
- In the United States more than 65 million people provide informal health care to family members or loved ones
- 1/4 of self-caregivers have reported low or average health conditions (This is due to added stress and physical duties)
- 2/3 of the 65 million+ caregivers are women
These figures show that you are not alone. We want to be there for our loved ones but in today’s society people are overworked, have children, and have many other responsibilities. This makes it hard to take care of our loved ones in their times of need. That’s why Assisting Hands is here to help.
The low to average health conditions of informal caregivers add to their stress and make it more difficult for them to provide effective care. However, because they are passionate about their loved ones’ care, family caregivers may push themselves to provide acceptable care. It is also common for family caregivers to feel guilty about getting outside assistance. Enlisting the help of our professional caregivers can help the family caregiver provide better care by giving them time off to rest.
Respite Care Services
Statistically, 1/4 of informal caregivers need a break and the remaining 3/4 still have times when they should be doing something with their family, or simply need to leave for work responsibilities. No matter what the circumstances, Assisting Hands Serving Hialeah, FL, will provide outstanding respite care services to take over seamlessly for the family caregiver.
Advantages of utilizing our respite care services:
- Decreased stress
- Ability to enjoy time with family and focus on work
- Higher state of mind, less worries, and increased happiness
If you would like more information about our respite care services, please do not hesitate to call. As a family caregiver, you are not alone, care services and support groups are growing in many areas. We recommend contacting AARP or the local Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association for more information.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information about our respite care services. Our representatives are available by phone at (305) 425-1835. Whether you need a break for a few hours, or a weekend vacation, Assisting Hands Serving Hialeah, FL is here to help.