Comfort Keepers Offers Quality Respite Care In Raleigh, NC
Find out more about short term assistance we offer as part of our elder care program.
If you have taken on the brave task of being the primary caregiver for your loved one, we know how difficult things can get for you. You have taken on so much and often, individuals in your position, forget that in order to be the best caregivers possible, they have to take care of themselves first. There is no shame in that and that is why respite care was created.
Respite care is a type of short-term or short-break elder care that focuses on both seniors and their primary caregivers. Often, primary caregivers are members of the family and most often the senior's children. Elder care services like respite care were invented to help unpaid caregivers, allowing them to take time off for any number of reasons.
Many people who use respite care do so to have time to take care of other responsibilities such as paying bills, running errands or making appointments. However, it is also completely legitimate to use the time off you get from respite care to focus on yourself and recharging your batteries.
Respite care can also help do a world of good for your relationship with your loved one. Being able to take time off from caregiving will help combat any future buildup of resentment and will allow the two of you to truly focus on your relationship and the quality time you spend together.
Having an elder care assistant around while you take some time out for yourself will give you peace of mind knowing your loved one is being cared for. This will allow you to truly rest without worrying, checking your phone or calling to make sure everything is alright.
To find out more about how elder care services and respite care could benefit your loved one, please give us a call today!