When you or other family members provide care to an older family member, you could find yourself in a stressful situation. Being a caregiver is a role that can wear one down, especially when one is also balancing work and family. Over time, numerous psychological or health problems can result for the caregiver. Respite care services can allow you to take a break and recharge.
Choose Respite Care to Protect Your Health
Respite care is a caregiving service designed to support seniors and their family caregivers. The support is in the form of a professional caregiver taking over personal care duties from a family caregiver for a certain period of time. For example, say someone takes care of their elderly parents and struggles with other daily responsibilities. Using respite care services, primary caregivers can lighten their caregiving workload by coordinating with a professional caregiver to relieve a family caregiver as they tend to other duties.
This service helps family caregivers reduce their workload and provides them with more time for themselves or others. There are an estimated 50 million family caregivers in the United States, more than 1 in 5 Americans. Caring for a family member or loved one can be physically and mentally exhausting, especially for those who have to balance their caregiving and other daily responsibilities. As a result of the challenging workload, some family caregivers can experience burnout. In home respite care can substantially reduce the risk of burnout and make caring for your loved one more manageable.
For a few days or up to months, we can step in, provide temporary relief, and seamlessly take over for you while you get some “me” time. Respite care is also an excellent option when you have other matters to attend to, such as job functions or a need to receive health care of your own. We will work with you to understand your current role as a caregiver and replicate your tasks so that there is minimal disruption to the life of your loved one. When you have attended to your own needs, you can return and be even more effective as a caregiver!
Many family caregivers need help with caring for their loved ones, especially if their loved ones are ill or disabled. Some day to day tasks for which our respite caregivers can provide assistance include:
- Household Chores: Laundry, housekeeping, and other tasks to keep your loved one’s home clean and safe.
- Meal Preparation: Cooking and preparing food so that your loved ones can have healthy fresh-cooked meals.
- Medical Assistance: Reminding your loved ones to take their medications or taking them on trips to the doctor to help them remain healthy.
In most cases, respite care is short-term or temporary. However, we can also perform respite visits on a routine basis. We have a flexible approach to care planning and scheduling to ensure that you and your loved ones get the respite care services you need.
Why Choose Neighborly Home Care to Protect Your Elderly Loved One?
We know that trusting a home care agency or anyone else with the care of your loved one can be difficult. We have provided the Philadelphia area with quality senior care services for many years.
At Neighborly Home Care, we go above and beyond with our screening and vetting process. We demand a higher level of skills and experience from our caregivers. We require our staff to be Certified Nurse Aids (CNAs) or have equivalent certifications and pass stringent background tests. In fact, out of all the people we interview, we hire only around twenty percent! We also reinforce this desire for quality by offering our staff higher wages than the industry average, flexibility, and other desirable benefits.
We demand quality care, and we pay well so that only qualified individuals will be allowed into the home of your loved one.
The desire to provide excellent care also shows in our service offerings. We genuinely desire to preserve the independence and freedom of the people in our care. Therefore, we will work with you and with them to develop a comprehensive care solution that encompasses all their needs while still allowing them to enjoy their own lives at their own pace.
Call Neighborly Home Care for Reliable Respite Care Services
In-home senior care is better for seniors and can be better for you. Whether your loved one only needs a little help or needs full-time oversight, contact Neighborly Home Care today for a free initial consultation about your options for full time care and respite care services in Pennsylvania and Delaware.