Family caregivers can get a much-needed break from their caregiving responsibilities with respite care services, which entail a licensed caregiver providing care to allow family caregivers to take time off.
If you or another family member acts as a family caregiver to an elderly loved one, outside help is a great benefit that allows the family caregiver to take a break. With our respite care services in Glenview, IL, and the nearby areas of Cook County, Assisting Hands Home Care can help family caregivers.
For more information regarding our respite care services, call (847) 868-9280.
Seniors who require in-home care will sometimes receive that care from a family member who acts as the family caregiver. What’s beneficial about this arrangement is that not only do family members understand their loved one’s care needs, but elderly individuals are already comfortable and familiar with their relatives.
Caregiving responsibilities are demanding and can be difficult to handle, though. Your elderly loved one’s care needs will increase with time, and the family caregiver will have to devote more time to them and providing care. This can cause high levels of stress and a loss of sleep. Furthermore, it can be difficult for the family caregiver to have their own job and take care of their personal life if they need to be a full-time caregiver.
How Assisting Hands Home Care Can Help
Assisting Hands Home Care’s respite care services ensure that the family caregiver gets to take time off and that your loved one continues to receive exceptional care in the family caregiver’s absence. We make sure there is a seamless transition for all involved by having the caregiver take the time to thoroughly understand the client, their care needs, and the type of care they receive.
All of the caregivers we employ at Assisting Hands Home Care are licensed, trained, insured, and bonded to provide personal care and light housekeeping services. The following can be expected from our respite care services:
- Care that is reliable and exceptional
- Similar care to what is provided by the family caregiver
- Time off for the family caregiver, allowing them to handle personal matters
Get in touch with Assisting Hands Home Care if you or another family member acts as an informal caregiver who could use a break. With our respite care services, our caregivers will make sure your loved ones get the care they need while the family caregiver gets a guilt-free break.
Why Respite Care Is Important
Because of the benefits respite care provides for family caregivers, individuals who receive care benefit, too. Family caregivers often experience burnout because of the long hours they dedicate to caregiving, potentially harming their mental and physical health. These long hours also take time away from their personal lives. The burnout can make family caregivers less effective at their caregiving duties.
High stress and a lack of sleep are common among informal caregivers, often leading to physical health issues, depression, and anxiety. Nearly two-thirds of family caregivers have their own health concerns. Our respite care services allow caregivers to return to their caregiving responsibilities refreshed and reenergized, which is beneficial for the person receiving care.
Our respite care services include the following benefits for family caregivers:
- Higher energy levels that allow for better care
- Improved health—both mental and physical
- Regular breaks
Contact Assisting Hands Home Care for a Complimentary Assessment
Call (847) 868-9280 to learn more about the respite care services that Assisting Hands Home Care provides in Glenview, IL, and the nearby areas of Cook County. We will discuss your respite care needs and schedule a free in-home assessment.