With respite care services, a licensed caregiver will work in place of the family caregiver, providing care to the client while the family caregiver takes scheduled breaks.
Whether you or someone else in your family is an elderly relative’s caregiver, outside assistance that allows the family caregiver time off is especially beneficial. Serving Northbrook, IL, and the neighboring areas of Cook County, Assisting Hands Home Care offers respite care services that provide breaks and help for family caregivers.
To find out more about Assisting Hands Home Care’s respite care services, call us at (847) 868-9280.
If seniors need care at home, sometimes families take on the responsibility themselves by having someone act as the family caregiver. This is beneficial for the elderly individual, because they are familiar and comfortable with their family member. Additionally, family members have a good idea of what their loved ones need.
Despite the benefits of a family caregiver, it is not always easy. Seniors’ care needs increase as time goes on, and they will require more care. As such, family caregivers will need to dedicate more of their time to providing care, potentially needing to provide full-time care. This can prevent them from having their own career and tending to their own lives. Instead, they’ll become overstressed and lack sleep from the demands of caregiving.
How Assisting Hands Home Care Can Help
With respite care services from Assisting Hands Home Care, our professional caregivers will provide your loved ones with quality care and the family caregiver with much-needed time off. To ensure the transition is seamless, our caregivers spend the necessary time getting to know the client, their unique care needs, and what kind of care they receive.
At Assisting Hands Home Care, we employ licensed, insured, bonded, and trained caregivers who will provide your elderly individual with quality personal care and light housekeeping services.
Within our respite care services, you can expect the following:
- Reliable, excellent care when the family caregiver is on a break
- Care services that are similar to what the family caregiver provides
- Breaks for the family caregiver to address personal matters
Contact Assisting Hands Home Care for our respite care services if there’s an informal caregiver in your family who could benefit from having time off from caregiving. We will provide your elderly relative with a well-trained, compassionate caregiver who ensures they continue to receive care in the family caregiver’s absence.
Why Respite Care is Important
A respite caregiver is beneficial to both the individual who needs care and the family caregiver. Family caregivers commonly experience burnout due to the significant amount of time they devote to caregiving. This burnout can cause them to have physical and mental health concerns that affect their ability to provide care. Furthermore, the time they spend as a caregiver takes time away from their personal lives.
With high stress levels and little sleep, informal caregivers commonly experience physical health problems, anxiety, and depression. In fact, nearly two-thirds of family caregivers have reported that they have their own health problems. With our respite care services, caregivers can get a break, spend time on their personal lives, and return to their caregiving responsibilities reenergized.
The following are benefits of our respite care services for the family caregiver:
- Regular time off
- Better mental and physical health
- More energy to provide quality care
For more information regarding the respite care services that Assisting Hands Home Care offers in Northbrook, IL, and the neighboring areas of Cook County, call us at (847) 868-9280. We will set up a free in-home assessment and go over your respite care needs.