At Caring Hands Matter, we match respite care caregivers for the elderly to family caregivers who care for their loved ones full-time. Our service helps to ensure that the caregivers we refer will enable you to take some much-needed time off from your normal care taking role. An important job of being a caregiver is to make sure that you take advantage of important downtime to rest, relax and recharge yourself and focus on your needs.
What Does Respite Care Mean?
Also known as relief care, respite care provides caregiving family members with an opportunity to temporarily distance themselves from their caretaking role so they can get a break.
You’re sure to have days where caregiving will test your patience, emotions and limits. If you have children, your job is to take care of them. The same apples to aging relatives or parents. People who are part of the “sandwich generation” are squeezed between two roles: taking care of both their kids and their elderly loved ones. Each role is quite different, but both are time-consuming and of equal importance.
Our Respite Care Services
Our team of professionals will provide short-term care to help relieve you from the never-ending duties associated with caring for an aging loved one. We understand that during your time off, you’re unable to relax when you’re thinking about your loved one and whether they’re receiving the appropriate care from you. At Caring Hands Matter, our professional team offers respite care that includes these services:
- Daytime care
- Supervision of client safety
- Sitter or companion
- Scheduled or emergency care
- Weekend care
- Nighttime care
- Regular updates for you
- Recreational and stimulating activities
What Does “Caregiver Burnout” Mean?
Taking care of a parent or other relative who has serious health problems is a full-time job that lasts day and night. However, it’s important to be aware that your own personal well-being is critical to the quality of life of the person you’re caring for. Caregiver burnout means that you’re so worn out and overwhelmed that you’re no longer able to offer the level of care that your loved one requires. This can cause everyone involved to suffer.
Caring For Yourself is Important, Too
When others need you, it’s often difficult to consider your own needs. You may feel guilty and believe that you’re neglecting your aging relative, but the opposite is true. By taking advantage of respite care services, you’re giving yourself the time needed to emotionally and physically recharge, which helps to prevent caregiver burnout.
It’s important to remember that by hiring respite care services, you’re not abandoning your loved one or passing your caregiving responsibilities off onto someone else. You’re simply trying to achieve the proper balance between your peace of mind and your family. When you devote so much time and energy to taking care of an ailing loved one, you need to take care of yourself, too.
We’re Able to Help
At Caring Hands Matter, we have an excellent track record of providing first-rate care and for giving 200 percent. Indeed, we’ve noticed that the owners and staff at Caring Hands Matter employ greater creativity in their care approach, which leads to high-quality service to our clients.
Contact Us to Find Out More
When you call or contact us online we’ll have a member of our professional staff visit your loved one in their home and provide an evaluation to determine their needs, all at no cost to you. Our staff are highly flexible and will forge a partnership with your family to find out the optimal schedule for respire care service. If you’re curious to find out how we’re able to help your family member in the comfort of their own home, please give us a call today.