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Specialized Care and Respite are Lifelines for Family Caregivers

As I prepared to write this blog, a news report stated that Bruce Willis, a 67-year-old actor I’ve always enjoyed watching on television and the big screen, is suffering from aphasia.

Aphasia is a condition brought on by a brain injury, a tumor, or potentially, a stroke, and it has negatively impacted Willis’ cognitive abilities, leading him to leave his career as an acclaimed actor.

This sounds a lot like Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, considering the cognitive connection, and fortunately, Willis’ family is providing the care and support he needs now and will need going forward.

This prompted me to think about the specialized care services we offer that provide comfort for those suffering from physically and mentally debilitating diseases, along with vital respite care for weary family caregivers.

Specialized care services and respite care are lifelines for family caregivers, and Home Helpers® is proactive in skillfully training our compassionate caregivers to provide exceptional in-home care for seniors suffering from Aphasia, Alzheimer’s, and dementia, as well as those recovering from a stroke.

Home Helpers Specialized Care Services

Many of our caregivers have experience caring for clients with conditions including Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, Parkinson’s, Down’s Syndrome, COPD, and heart disease. To ensure we provide the right specialized home care assistance services for you or your loved one, we provide specialized training for our caregivers, including:

  • Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care – To provide the most effective method of home care services for your family’s unique situation, Home Helpers dementia caregivers receive specialized training and are highly experienced in dementia care; in fact, many are certified in Alzheimer’s care through our partnership with the National Certification Board for Alzheimer Care (NCBAC).
  • Support for Stroke Recovery – Strokes are the leading cause of disabilities in the United States. We offer comprehensive stroke recovery care that will meet your unique needs and requirements. Home care can be invaluable when someone is recovering from a stroke. We are here to support and help you through this difficult time.
  • Recuperative Care – If you or a loved one has recently suffered an injury or are recovering from a surgery or procedure, our caregivers can assist with recovery efforts as well as providing comfort and assistance. Whether you need a helping hand here and there or require 24/7 assistance, we are always available for you and will accommodate your unique needs.

Home Helpers Respite Care Services

Caregiving has both positive and negative effects on the family caregiver. It is very gratifying to help a family member with activities of daily living. But day after day, week after week, caregiving can become a burden to family caregivers.

Some of the negative aspects of family caregiving include absenteeism from work and difficulty engaging in social interactions or relationships with others due to time constraints caused by caregiving duties. After all, caregiving often takes precedent over self-care and family obligations. With the weight of these commitments, family caregivers often experience a decline in their own physical and mental health, because their own needs are not being met.

Moreover, there are emotional strains involved, especially when caring for a family member or loved one becomes long-term. Long-term in-home care will change the trajectory of the personal and professional life of a family caregiver, which can easily lead to burn-out.

Respite care provides a necessary break for the family caregiver and some exceptional TLC for your loved one. Respite care is our way of Making Life Easier℠ for you and your loved one. My highly trained team of compassionate caregivers at Home Helpers® Clearwater is available 24/7/365, to provide respite care for family caregivers, and tailored specialized care services for your dear loved one.

I am available to discuss these services and more during a FREE consultation and assessment of needs. Do not hesitate to contact me, because I can and will match the perfect Home Helpers® caregiver to make your life easier!

We, at Home Helpers® Clearwater, are honored to have received the Home Care Pulse – Best of Home Care® Provider of Choice Award 2016-2022 and the Best of Home Care® Employer of Choice Award 2022. We proudly serve male and female seniors in Clearwater, Dunedin, Palm Harbor, Safety Harbor, Tarpon Springs, Holiday, New Port Richey, Trinity, Port Richey, Hudson, and surrounding areas. Home Helpers®…we are Making Life Easier℠ 727.942.2539