Caring for an elderly or disabled family member can be tremendously rewarding, but no matter how much you love and care for them, it’s a very stressful role as well. Caregivers are at increased risk of depression and illness due to the tremendous stress, and no one can do it alone.
Everyone deserves a break once in a while, especially when it comes to caring for elderly family members or friends. At Home Helpers, we provide respite care services, which provides the break you need to refresh and recharge. These planned breaks relieve you of your duties as caregiver, lasting anywhere from an hour to a couple weeks. While you are taking care of other things, rest assured that your loved ones are still being cared for by a professional staff, in their home, where they truly belong.
Studies have shown that primary caregivers have a higher tendency to develop stress-related health conditions such as depression and various chronic diseases. Instead of getting burnt-out, caregivers can rely on respite care services.
Many benefits of respite care allow caregivers to perform their duties better. It allows their body the rest it needs in order to function and prevents bad habits from forming. In some cases, the stress from taking care of a loved one could cause a caregiver to drink or smoke. Respite care allows you to take a break when you need it to focus on positive habits including journaling, hiking, traveling, crafting, and more.
Your respite caregiver will learn your family routine and caregiving needs, and make everyone’s life easier with respite care assistance that makes the most sense for you and your family.
Respite care services help primary caregivers:
Not only can respite care benefit the caregiver, but it can also benefit the patient by providing them with new relationships, providing opportunities for growth and development, and ensuring the patient their needs are being met even when their caregiver needs to step out. Your respite caregiver will learn your family routine and caregiving needs and make everyone’s life easier with respite care assistance that makes the most sense for you and your family.
Don’t feel guilty, you deserve a break! Let us help. Contact us today to talk about your respite care options in the Guilford County, Alamance County, and Randolph County, NC areas.