At Assisting Hands Richmond, we provide respite care services to support family caregivers in Richmond, VA and the surrounding areas. Our caregivers will come at scheduled times to take care of your loved ones while the family caregiver takes some time off.
It is common for senior citizens to receive care from a family member when it is possible for a relative to step in and provide care. Family caregivers spend their time in the home of their loved ones, providing the care they need to remain in their homes as they age. Caring for a family member is a demanding job, however, and the long hours that family caregivers put in can have a detrimental affect on their health and personal lives.
The long hours and high levels of stress that are common among family caregivers can lead to a lack of sleep which makes family caregivers vulnerable to physical and mental health issues. Family caregivers may not have time to spend with their children or focus on their careers and it is common for informal caregivers to experience depression. Having a family member care for an aging loved one has its benefits, but it is important for the caregiver to have some time off to rest and deal with personal matters.
Assisting Hands Richmond helps family caregivers in Richmond, VA with our respite care services. We will establish a schedule and care plan so our licensed caregivers can relieve the family caregiver and allow them to take some time off. The family caregiver will get an opportunity to rest and tend to their personal matters while our caregiver provides excellent care for your loved ones.
Short and Long Term Respite Care
Allowing the family caregiver some regular time off is beneficial for everyone involved. The family caregiver will get enough time to rest and maintain their health and they will come back energized to provide quality care for your loved ones. With our licensed caregivers stepping in for the family caregiver, you can trust that your loved ones are receiving quality, compassionate care while the family caregiver is away.
These statistics show why you should consider working with a respite care provider:
- More than 65 million Americans are providing informal care for their family members
- Two-thirds of all family caregivers are women
- Around 25 percent of family caregivers are dealing with heath issues, stress, depression, or lack of sleep
Many family caregivers experience burnout when they devote long hours to caregiving which can have a negative impact on their health as well as their caregiving abilities. It is also more likely for a family caregiver to experience depression if they cannot focus on their career or if they have little time to spend with their children.
Reliable Respite Care Services
When you work with Assisting Hands Richmond, you can rely on our caregivers to provide excellent compassionate care for your loved ones while the family caregiver takes time off.
We begin our respite care service with an in-home consultation with the family caregiver and the ones receiving the care. We will evaluate the care needs of your loved one as well as the care that the family caregiver already provides. Our care plan will incorporate the type of care provided by the family caregiver so that our caregivers can take over seamlessly. We will also create a schedule to ensure that the family caregiver gets regular time off.
Family caregivers will experience the following benefits when working with our respite care providers:
- More sleep to avoid burnout
- Less stress and lower risk of depression or physical health issues
- Regular time off to spend with family or pursuing career
If a family caregiver is caring for your loved ones and they can use some time off, contact Assisting Hands Richmond for our respite care services. We can work with family caregivers in Richmond, VA and the surrounding areas to make sure their loved ones receive quality care while they are taking time off. You can reach us at (804) 533-6506 to learn more.