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November 8, 2018
You might have heard of ‘Respite Care’ before but wondered what that even means. Being a caregiver is a 24-7 job. Every now and then a break is helpful, which is where respite care comes in. Respite care offers caregivers a short break from their care duties.
About 50% of people in their 40’s and 50’s are not only caring for their own children but also their elderly parents. Being a caregiver to so many people can be quite overwhelming. Respite care can give you a break from caregiving for a few hours, days or weeks will give you the break you need.
Of course you want to do everything you can for your elderly parents, but trying to do it all can actually make things worse. Being a caregiver can get easily tired or short-tempered from taking on too much. Trying to do it all usually leads to slip ups in many areas of life from your marriage, career and even your relationship with your parents.
Outsourcing the most basic tasks can help reduce your workload and make for a better life all around. Take notes on all that you do for your elderly parents. Some of the easiest tasks are the most practical to hire a caregiver for, such as: laundry, grocery shopping, driving or housekeeping. Not only can caregivers provide help with daily tasks, they can also provide companionship to your parents.
Our respite caregivers will provide the best care to your parents while you are taking care of yourself. We will keep your parents safe and make sure they are well taken care of so you don’t have to worry about their wellbeing. Make time for yourself. Contact our office to find out what we can do to help you and your loved ones.