207 – 1001 Cloverdale Ave Victoria, BC V8X 4C9, Canada

About Comfort Keepers

Comfort Keepers provides award-winning in-home care for seniors and other adults in need of assistance with daily activities. Our highly trained and dedicated caregivers can help your loved one stay in their home for as long as safely possible—a dream come true for many elders.

Areas Served

Uplifting In-Home Care Services for Seniors & Other Adults Right Where You Need It. Comfort Keepers Victoria, BC provides in home care services and senior care in the following cities in Victoria: Victoria

What is Respite Care and How it Can Help Families and Seniors?

Victoria Respite Care  |  October 26, 2021

Respite Care | Caregiver with Senior client laughing | Comfort Keepers Victoria | BLOG POST

What Every Senior in Victoria, BC Needs to Know About Respite Care and How it Can Help with Their In-Home Care

Respite Care | More than 8 million Canadians give unpaid care to a family member or friend, according to CARP. Over a million carers are over the age of 65. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than half (53 percent) of caregivers say their capacity to provide care is declining as they age because of their health.

Caring for an elderly relative is both gratifying and difficult. Family caregivers must remember to take required pauses and practice self-care to continue to enjoy their work.

What is Respite Care?

Respite care is described as the temporary transfer of primary caregiving obligations to another person, usually a professional caregiver, relative, or friend, for primary caregivers to be relieved of their responsibilities. Some family carers prefer to have someone take over caregiver tasks for a few hours a week or a few hours a day as respite care. Alternatively, some arrange respite care for longer periods to allow a long break or vacation. This is especially crucial for those caring for a senior who is suffering from a serious illness.

A study conducted with the help of Comfort Keepers and Clear Care and led by the Stanford Center on Longevity and Stanford University Psychology Department discovered that:

  • Caring for a loved one with a slight disease puts them in the same emotional condition as their peers, with older persons’ emotional well-being being higher.
  • When caring for a loved one who is suffering from a serious disease, people’s emotional well-being tends to be lower than their peers.
  • The incapacity of caregivers to pursue their social interests and friendships is blamed for a drop in emotional well-being.

The goal of this research was to figure out what challenges and stressors family caregivers encounter. We reached out to the family members and decision-makers of around 2,000 Comfort Keepers clients as a partner in this research study.

These findings imply that while older people have higher emotional well-being than younger people, this is not the case when they have a member who is suffering from a serious disease. It is not true that all elderly individuals with sick families are unhappy; rather, it is dependent on the degree of the relative’s illness.

The Importance of Respite Care Services for Caregivers

Caring for an elderly relative can be rewarding and develop family relationships. However, it’s crucial to remember that being a family caregiver can bring up feelings of betrayal, worry, and physical exhaustion. Caregivers put their health and well-being in danger if they don’t account for their own needs or take breaks when they need them, and respite care is a simple answer for many families.

At Comfort Keepers® Victoria we feel that home is the best place to be.

If you are concerned about the health and well-being of your aging loved ones we can help with 24-hour care, overnight care, respite care, senior care, companionship care, end-of-life care, post-surgery care, palliative care, personal care, senior living transition services, and much more! 

Comfort Keepers® Victoria provides in-home elderly care services

Comfort Keepers® trained caregivers help provide senior clients with the highest quality of life possible to keep them happy and healthy at home. Our Interactive Caregiving™ system provides care that addresses safety, nutrition, mind, body, and activities of daily living (ADLs).

Comfort Keepers® Victoria in-home caregivers can help with Interactive Caregiving™

Our philosophy is to elevate the human spirit and our caregivers will be there every step of the way to ensure your loved one has a better quality of life. Personal and empathetic care is care that starts in the heart, and it allows us to meet our client’s exact needs. Learn more about our unique service which offers respite care, overnight care, personal care, companionship care, palliative care, and end-of-life care by contacting the Comfort Keepers Victoria office.

Comfort Keepers® Victoria is proud to provide senior care and home care services to keep seniors safe in their homes.

If you are searching for home care near me, Comfort Keepers® Victoria can provide home care for the seniors of Victoria and the surrounding areas of Colwood, Saanich, Sidney, James Bay, and Oak Bay. Please call (778) 265-5999 and learn how your loved ones can receive compassionate, professional in-home care.

Comfort Keepers® Victoria has been accredited with Exemplary Standing with Accreditation Canada. Accreditation is an intensive process in which industry experts examine an organization’s processes, policies, and procedures against quality standards. To achieve accredited status, Comfort Keepers offices met or exceeded the rigorous standards for Home Care companies, as defined by Accreditation Canada. 

Individualized Home Care Options

Long-Term Home Care, 24 Hour Home Care & Short Term Care Options Customized for You