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Across the United States, millions of families provide informal caregiving for loved ones who are mentally or physically unable to care for themselves. This can take a significant toll when these services must be performed on top of careers and personal lives.
At Assisting Hands, we provide respite care services to residents of Harwood Heights, IL, to give these informal caregivers a much-needed break.
The Effects of Informal Caregiving
When family members of loved ones in need provide caregiving services, it is referred to as informal caregiving. They are not professional caregivers, and they are not getting paid. While caring for a loved one in need is certainly admirable, it can take a significant toll on the ones providing assistance. This is represented in the data below:
- Over 65 million Americans provide informal caregiving services for a loved one in need
- Roughly 2/3 of all informal caregivers are women
- Roughly 25% of informal caregivers are in poor health themselves
The final bullet point may seem shocking, but it can be explained rather simply. Many informal caregivers have a family of their own to provide for (such as small children), as well as a regular day-job. When caregiving services are thrown in, it can be difficult to find the time required to provide adequate care. This leads to excessive stress, lack of sleep, and similar complications.
Respite Caregivers in Harwood Heights, IL
For respite care services in the Harwood Heights, IL area, contact Assisting Hands at (847) 796-6685.
At Assisting Hands, we provide informal caregivers with respite care services so you can take a break and enjoy some time off. If you want to go on a short vacation, we can assume all of your in-home, non-medical caregiving duties until you return. If you would like us to swing by for a few hours each day while you spend time with your immediate family members, we can help! Our respite care services are fully customizable to fit your unique needs.
We begin by defining what exactly you need from us. This is when a care plan and schedule are created. When we say “non-medical care services”, it means we cannot give shots or change bandages, but prepare meals, help with bathing, assist with general transportation, etc.
Ultimately, it is our goal to give informal caregivers greater peace of mind, reduced stress, and lower risks of depression.
Schedule a Free Consultation
Give us a call at (847) 796-6685 to schedule your free consultation regarding our respite care services in the Harwood Heights, IL area. We are happy to address any of your questions or concerns.
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