Home Care Blog>In Home Care | December 14, 2018
Comfort Keepers Offers Respite Care; Solving the Problem of Family Caregivers’ Fatigue
Respite Care for the Family Caregivers | Canadian seniors who live alone usually get to a point when they need to decide their future. When the times come when they’re no longer capable of taking proper care of themselves on their own, it’s time to decide how to deal with it. One option is to move to a nursing home. Unfortunately, moving away from the place where they spend the best days of their lives. Doing so can leave serious consequences on their emotions.
And their children understand this, which is why many of them decide to become family caregivers. But even that isn’t the perfect solution. If you’re a family caregiver, you know what we’re talking about. You know that this can be a very challenging job.
After a prolonged period of providing home care to their senior loved ones, family caregivers could get in a very bad place emotionally. The issue is called compassion fatigue and its main cause is watching your aging loved one struggling to cope with the challenges posed by the old age.
If compassion fatigue isn’t treated, it can have serious consequences. It can result in depression, anxiety, fear, social withdrawal, and so on. The good news is that all of these things can be prevented easily. The solution is taking a few days off from your work of a family caregiver.
If you think you would do great with a few days off, the question is who’s going to take care of your senior loved one. If the senior’s home is located in Calgary, Comfort Keepers will be able to help you. This is an agency that provides personal home care across Alberta, so they won’t have any problems coming to your aid.
At Comfort Keepers®, we create individual care plans for every client. These plans include wellness goals that consider physical, mental and emotional health. Our caregivers can help support physician-prescribed diet and exercise plans, provide medication reminders, provide transportation to appointments and help seniors engage in the activities they love the most. And, our caregivers can help senior stay connected with loved ones through video chats, phone calls and care updates. We believe that every senior should experience the best in life.
Contact the Comfort Keepers Calgary office to learn more about how we can help maintain safety, comfort, and happiness in the home.