Respite care. If you are a caregiver for someone with a health condition, disability or care needs associated with aging, you can take a break, with our help.
Our Respite Services
Caring for the Family Caregiver
Caring from an aging loved one can take a toll emotionally and physically on a family caregiver. Many family caregivers are afraid to ask for help until the physical or emotional aspects of caregiving have taken their toll. In-home respite care from Home Instead can reduce caregiver stress which can benefit the entire family.
Respite care ensures both the needs of the aging loved one and the family caregiver are met. Whether your loved one is living with a chronic illness, Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia, is on hospice care or simply feeling the effects of the aging process, our professionally trained caregivers can provide the support both you and your loved one need.
Benefits of Respite Care for You & Your Loved One
In-home respite care gives you the gift of time when you need it most. Whether on a regular weekly schedule or for special events as needed, a well-designed respite care program allows you an opportunity to recharge physically and emotionally, ensuring you will be able to care for your loved one. Our caregivers can ease your mind by ensuring your loved one is safe and cared for while you take care of yourself.
When our caregivers provide respite care for family caregivers, they are ensuring your senior loved one can maintain their routine in an environment they are comfortable in. The stimulation they receive by a new face, allows them to engage in purposeful activities with someone eager to hear their stories and help them make new memories.
With flexible schedules to fit your needs, our caregivers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide support for your family.
Call us today at (336) 754-1257 to discuss how an in-home respite care program can benefit you and your loved one and schedule your free care consultation.
A Message For Caregivers!
Dear family caregivers,
No one can thank you enough for what you do. Caring for a loved one around-the-clock the way you do is not an easy task. That’s why family caregivers like you also need to take a break once in a while.
Respite care will allow you to have some quality time off without compromising their loved one’s care. By the time you return, you will be able to keep tending to your loved one to the best of your abilities!
But how can you tell if it’s the right time to get respite care?
- You haven’t had enough sleep.
Sleep deprivation is not only unhealthy but it can affect the way you perform too. A constant lack of sleep can make you more prone to slip-ups and accidents. Don’t risk your own and your loved one’s health by pressing on without getting enough rest. Take a break with respite care!
- You have been looking and feeling tired or ill for quite some time now.
Have you had people asking in concern whether you’re okay? The dark circles forming around your eyes are tell-tale signs you need some time off. Getting a break is even more important if you have been feeling under the weather. Don’t skimp on seeing the doctor if you don’t feel so good. Your well-being is important too!
- You have been a bit moody.
We know for a fact that caregivers like you have a great deal of patience. You can happily spend time with your loved one while tending to their needs. You can manage to wait in long lines just to get medicine from the pharmacy or test results from the clinic with no problem at all. But when you feel your patience is wearing thin, you should know it’s time for you to take a step back.
- You have been more prone to making mistakes.
You’re diligent, calculating, and careful. You’re dedicated to meticulously preparing your loved one’s medications, checking their diet, and giving care to their needs. You juggle a lot of things on your shoulders and you can do it just fine. If you sense yourself losing a bit of focus on what you can normally do, then you should consider getting respite care.
- You haven’t had the chance to have some “me” time.
Is taking a break considered a luxury? It’s not, it’s a necessity! Still, some family caregivers think that way and feel guilty about getting some rest. But you shouldn’t, because there is nothing wrong with practicing self-care.
If you have observed one or more of these signs, contact us today. We provide respite care you can trust. We will deliver the same kind of care you provide your loved one.
Book an appointment with us today.