With our respite care services in Elmhurst, IL, and neighboring areas in DuPage County, Assisting Hands Home Care can assist family caregivers with their caregiving duties by providing them with time off.
Family caregivers dedicate many hours to providing care to a loved one, which can be a hindrance to their own health and personal lives. Our respite care services will provide your elderly loved one with a caregiver who works at scheduled times, allowing the family caregiver to take a break. For more information regarding our respite care services, give Assisting Hands a call at (630) 313-6160.
How Assisting Hands Caregivers Can Help
The caregivers we employ at Assisting Hands will take care of caregiving services, providing exceptional care for elderly individuals, so that the family caregiver can have time off. We take the time to ensure that our caregiver knows what your loved one’s care needs are and that their needs are met. This ensures that the transition from the family caregiver to our caregiver is a seamless one.
Our well-trained caregivers are prepared to provide thorough care and assistance to your elderly loved ones. Additionally, our caregivers are properly bonded, insured, and licensed. The following are some benefits of our respite care services:
- Quality care for your elderly loved one
- Regular breaks from caregiving responsibilities for the family caregiver
The Importance of Respite Care
Respite care services are beneficial for both the care recipient and the family caregiver. Family caregivers spend hours caring for their elderly loved ones, and this work can burn them out, negatively affecting their caregiving abilities, mental health, and physical health. Additionally, family caregivers don’t have much time to devote to their own personal lives.
High stress and lack of sleep are common for family caregivers, which may lead to physical health problems and mental health issues like anxiety and depression. In fact, two-thirds of family caregivers have poor health. Knowing this, family caregivers need time off to rest and relax, allowing them time to take care of themselves and their own personal lives. This time off also allows family caregivers to return to their caregiving responsibilities mentally and physically refreshed. The following are benefits family caregivers experience from our respite care services:
- Improved physical and mental health
- Increased energy to provide quality care
- Regular breaks
Respite Care for Seniors Affected by Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia
Family members commonly provide care for their elderly relatives, particularly if their relatives are affected by Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia and are unable to care for themselves. Such care is beneficial for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients, because they are familiar and comfortable with their family member. Plus, family caregivers understand their loved one’s needs well.
Sometimes being a family caregiver prevents them from spending time on personal matters. Being a caregiver is also demanding and can easily lead to stress and a lack of sleep. These effects can lead to poor physical and mental health.
If you or one of your relatives is acting as a family caregiver for an elderly relative, especially one who needs dementia care, get in touch with Assisting Hands Home Care for our respite care services. We employ caregivers who will provide quality care to your loved one while the family caregiver gets time off. We are also specially trained to provide home care for those suffering from Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Learn about our Alzheimer’s and dementia care services.
Respite Care in Elmhurst, IL, and the Neighboring Areas in DuPage County
For more regarding the respite care services Assisting Hands Home Care offers in Elmhurst IL, and the neighboring areas in DuPage County, call (630) 313-6160. We will conduct a free in-home consultation and develop a care plan that fits your loved one’s needs and the family caregiver’s schedule.