Elderly relatives are always highly respected by their families and when they reach their senior years, some families do not hesitate to step in and provide care. While it is admirable for families to take care of their senior relatives, in some cases this can be difficult to do. Providing care for a family member is very demanding and can have a negative effect on the mental and physical well-being of the family caregiver.
Family caregivers often become immersed in caring for their loved ones which causes them to spend less time caring for themselves.
Those who assume caregiving duties for a family member may spend long hours providing care, shortening their time with immediate families or careers and leading to high stress and lack of sleep.
It is highly beneficial for family caregivers to have some time off so they can rest and attend to their personal lives.
At Assisting Hands Home Care, we provide respite care services in Lisle, IL to care for your senior relatives while the family caregiver takes time off. Our skilled caregivers will take over seamlessly for scheduled intervals while your family caregiver gets time to rest and recharge. We understand that the cost of respite care can be a burden and we accept long term care insurance to help pay for these services.
Short and Long Term Respite Care Services
It is very important for family caregivers to take some time off to rest or their physical and emotional well-being can be negatively affected.
Family caregivers must have time to take care of themselves, their jobs, and their families without feeling guilty about leaving their loved one. The following statistics show the importance of respite care for family caregivers:
- There are 65 million Americans caring for a family member
- Women account for two-thirds of family caregivers
- Issues such as high stress, depression, and various health issues affect 25% or family caregivers
The demanding nature of being a family caregiver can cause them to work long hours with little sleep, leading to high stress and poor health. If family caregivers have families of their own and a career, this can make it even more difficult to provide effective care and maintain a balance with their personal lives. The hectic schedule and lack of sleep also make it much more likely for family caregivers to have health problems of their own.
In Home Respite Care for the Elderly from Licensed Home Caregivers
Our respite care services provide relief for family caregivers so they can take care of themselves and their families and devote time to their careers. You can rest assured that one of our highly trained caregivers will take over and provide excellent care so the family caregiver can take time off without feeling guilty.
When you call us for respite care services, we will meet with the family caregiver and the relative that needs care to understand their care needs. We will then form a care plan and schedule to give some time off to the caregiver and ensure there are no gaps in care. The family caregiver will be able to enjoy some restful or productive time off while your loved one receives quality care from our professionals.
Our respite care services can benefit family caregivers in the following ways:
- Less stress and more rest for better focus
- Lower risk of depression
- Regularly scheduled breaks so family caregivers can better manage their personal lives so they can go on vacation or just take a weekend off from caring for a relative
If you or a relative acts as a family caregiver for senior loved ones, contact Assisting Hands Home Care Lisle IL to see how our respite care services can help. Our caregivers provide high quality care and companionship so your loved ones will be in good hands while the family caregiver takes some much needed time off. If your loved ones have long term care insurance, this can help cover the cost of our respite care services.