For many, the challenges of caring for a loved one are part of daily life. Caregiving is a demanding, difficult job that can be overwhelming when one person carries the majority of the responsibilities. Respite Care is an essential element of caring for you loved one and maintaining you own health.
Respite care provides help and assistance that can relieve stress, and give you a opportunity to recharge your batteries. Caring for a loved can be demanding, and present some unique challenges, but there are well thought out respite care options available to help. Quality respite care can make a positive impact in your life.
In-home services and respite care can be provided by Approved In Home Care, on a regular basis. Services may last from a few hours to overnight, and may be arranged directly through our agency.
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The Basics of Respite Care
Finding support, respite care and maintaining one’s own health are vital to managing the years we can spend being a caregiver to our loved ones. Do not hesitate to take advantage of respite care before you become exhausted, burnt-0ut, overwhelmed. The idea of respite care and anticipating regular assistance can become a lifesaver.
Respite Care can take many forms, but it defines itself in two areas: #1 sharing the caregiving load and #2 receiving support. Finding the right balance of respite care can be vital for your ability and well-being as a caregiver for your loved one. Approved In Home Care is here to help.
Planning Your Respite Care Relief
Start with analyzing needs…both you loved one and your needs as a caregiver. and your loved one’s. What do you need most, free time, support, assistance with household issues or health and medical support.? Keep a list of your prioritized activities then note the times and caregiving issues when you most need help. Identifying your loved one’s needs, abilities, and desires will help you to find the right areas for focus.
In-home Respite Care by Approved In Home care
Respite care enables individuals to remain in their own home, enjoy a sense of independence and can be a valuable tool for caregivers. Carefully consider which of these care options will fit you needs and goals:
In-home personal care services provide daily resources and services such as bathing, dressing, incontinence care, medication reminders and toileting. Homemaking services can include: meal preparation, vacuuming, moping, shopping, laundry and other household chores.
At Approved In Home Care, we believe in providing peace of mind to our clients and their families by offering high quality in home care and respit care. Our caregivers are friendly, professional, respectful and co-operative. Every caregiver the “Approved In Home Care” employs are carefully, screened, interviewed and they are continually evaluated. All of our caregivers are bonded and insured for your protection and peace of mind.
- Insured and Bonded
- In-depth interview to determine skills and experience
- Criminal background check
- Reference checks via phone or mail
- Drug Screening
- Personality Profile Testing
- Uniformed Professional Caregiver
Remember these 5 tips can ease the “Respite Care” process:
- Plan and use respite care this will allow you to schedule frequent breaks.
- For smooth transition to a helping caregiver use checklists to communicate schedules, likes and dislikes.
- Make back-up plans. Unplanned emergencies should not prevent you from getting a break and take some much needed rest.
- Evaluate often; do you have a good plan for respite care and scheduled times to take a break.
- Expect changes. Respite care can require modification and changes to arrive at a workable solution that fits the needs of your loved one and your family.
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Care in your home is a practical alternative. In home care is comfortable and beneficial, you don’t have t leave your familiar surroundings – and probably costs less than you think. If “Approved In Home Care” sound like a good idea for you or your loved one, call us today for a FREE in-home consultation.
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