Serving as the sole caregiver for a loved one can be a rewarding experience, but it can also be a stressful, demanding responsibility, especially when it is in addition to raising children or working a full-time job. Family caregivers are not alone, though. It is estimated that nearly 44 million Americans (predominately Baby Boomers) regularly care for an elderly relative.
With so many people depending on them, it is crucial that caregivers take the time to care for themselves. No matter how much they love the people they are caring for, caregivers need regular breaks to be their best. That is where Comfort Keepers’ respite care, referred to as “short break care” in some countries, can help. We provide professional in-home care for seniors and other adults who require assistance to temporarily relieve caregivers so they can attend to other matters such as the following:
- Run errands
- Spend time shopping
- Meet with a support group
- Make a dentist or doctor appointment
- Enjoy much-deserved alone time
Respite care services give caregivers the unique opportunity to leave home for a few hours with the peace of mind that comes with knowing their loved ones are in capable hands. With Comfort Keepers respite care services, caregivers can schedule as much or as little time away as they need. Arranging respite care is easy, whether they need a few hours a week to run errands or around-the-clock care so they can make it to an event out of town.
Caregivers do not need to let non-stop caregiving take a toll on their physical and emotional health.
With Comfort Keepers caring for their loved ones, they receive that much-needed rest.