Let’s talk a minute about taking a break. Anyone who is engaged in caregiving knows how demanding (physically, emotionally, and mentally) it can be. Today, more adult children of aging parents are providing for their care, even though they themselves may not be able to physically do so. This increases the risk of injury not only for the elderly person, but for the caregiver as well.
The demands of work, family, and life in general are difficult enough without having to provide near full-time care for a loved one. We are more than happy to do it, but sometimes, there’s just not enough time in the day. In other scenarios, providing care for a terminally ill patient, or one diagnosed with a declining form of dementia, paralysis, or chronic illness is a never-ending task.
OptimumCare Home Care Services wants to help you provide care for your loved ones in such situations. Don’t feel guilty for asking for help, or wanting to step away from the situation for a day, a week, or even a little longer. We provide respite care, and take care of your loved one so that you can rejuvenate and enjoy some time with your family. Whether you just want to take a few days off or go on a long dreamed of family vacation, we’re here for you.
Respite care is designed as a short-term and temporary option for those who just need a little break in their caregiving duties to focus on other things, including themselves. Studies have shown that caregivers who get burned out or exhausted because of their responsibilities are at an increased risk of injury, depression, and their own feelings of isolation.
Respite care has been shown to not only sustain the health of family caregivers, but also reduces the risk of neglect or even abuse. OptimumCare Home Care Services provides in-home respite care so that your loved one doesn’t have to go anywhere. We’ll come into your home and take care of your loved one in their comfortable and secure environment. Our respite caregivers will talk to family, provide care on already established routines and schedules, and make sure that your loved one keeps appointments, social dates, and his or her habits in order to maintain continuity of care.
Staff are trained, licensed and experienced in respite care scenarios. Give yourself a break and literally give yourself a break. Doing so will help you become a better caregiver.