Our respite care services are designed to have one of our licensed caregivers take over at scheduled times to allow the family caregiver some time off.
If you or someone in your family is acting as the family caregiver for an elderly relative, it is beneficial to have outside help to provide relief for the family caregiver. Assisting Hands Home Care provides respite care services to help family caregivers in Plainfield, Oswego, Joliet, IL and the surrounding areas in Will and Kendall counties.
When an elderly relative needs care within their home, there are some families that can help by designating a relative to be the family caregiver. This arrangement has several benefits for the ones receiving the care as there is a sense of comfort and familiarity and the family caregiver will have a good understanding of their loved one’s needs.
However, being a family caregiver can become difficult when the care needs of their elderly relatives increase and cause the family caregiver to make a full-time commitment to providing care. The demands of caring for a relative full time can lead to high stress and a lack of sleep and make it very difficult for the family caregiver to have a career or spend time with immediate family.
How Assisting Hands Can Help
With our respite care services, you can count on our caregivers to not only provide relief for your family caregiver, but also quality, seamless care for your loved ones. Our caregiver will take the time to understand the care needs of your loved ones as well as the type of care the family caregiver provides to make the transition as smooth as possible for everyone involved.
Each of our caregivers is trained, licensed, bonded, and insured and can provide a range of personal care and light housekeeping services. You can expect the following from our respite care services:
- Quality, reliable care while the family caregiver is off
- Care that is similar to what the caregiver already provides
- Time off for the family caregiver to tend to their personal affairs.
If there is an informal caregiver in your family who could benefit from having some time off, talk to our professionals at Assisting Hands about our respite care services. Our caregivers will provide excellent care and treat your loved ones with dignity and respect while the family caregiver takes some guilt free time off.
Why Is Respite Care Important
It is beneficial to both your family caregiver and the relative receiving care to hire a respite caregiver to help out. It is common for family caregivers to experience burnout when devoting long hours to caregiving and this can lead to ineffective care as well as physical and mental health issues for the caregiver. Family caregivers also have little time to devout to their personal lives which could include their spouses, children, and career.
The potential health effects for family caregivers are especially concerning as the lack of sleep and high stress can cause anxiety, depression, and physical health problems. In fact, almost two-thirds of family caregivers report health problems of their own. By allowing the family caregiver some time off, they can devote more time to their personal lives, better maintain their health, and provide better care when they do return to their caregiving duties.
Your family caregiver will experience the following benefits with our respite care services:
- Time off at regular intervals
- Improved physical and mental health
- Increased energy to provide better care
Contact Assisting Hands Home Care for a Complimentary Assessment
You can reach us at (815) 201-5445 to learn more about our respite care services in Plainfield, Oswego, Joliet, IL and the surrounding areas in Will and Kendall counties. Call us for a free in-house assessment and talk about your respite care needs.