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When an elderly family member reaches the point where they need daily care in their homes, many families will try taking care of their loved one’s needs themselves. One or several family members may be tasked with providing care in the home of their relatives who need it. While keeping the care for your elderly relatives within the family is a noble thing to do, this can be very demanding on your family caregivers. Family caregivers care for their relatives for long hours and may have a hard time handling the demands of caregiving with their own personal lives. It is natural for family caregivers to feel guilty about getting outside help, but it can be extremely beneficial for the family caregiver and the ones receiving care. Assisting Hands Home Care provides respite care services in Hoffman Estates, IL to give family caregivers some time off with scheduled care services.
With our respite care services, one of our trained caregivers will take over at scheduled intervals for your family caregiver allowing them time to rest and attend to their personal business. As mentioned above, the demands of caregiving can have difficult consequences for family caregivers, making it important to consider respite care:
- 65 million Americans are providing informal care for their loved ones at a given time.
- Two-thirds of all family caregivers are women.
- 25% of family caregivers have compromised health due to stress, lack of sleep, and similar issues.
It is common for family caregivers to experience the consequences of informal caregiving to their health and personal lives. Having a family member provide care for a loved one is beneficial because they know the personality and needs of their loved ones, but this must be balanced with rest and personal time, so the family caregiver can tend to their own lives and avoid problems with high stress and lack of sleep. It is simply not healthy for family caregivers to keep this extremely busy schedule.
Respite Care Services from Assisting Hands
The respite care services provided by Assisting Hands Home Care will provide relief for the family caregiver and seamless care for your loved ones. We will work with you to create a care plan and schedule that is coordinated with the schedule of the family caregiver. The family caregiver will get a guilt free break while our highly trained caregivers provide quality, compassionate care in their place.
Family caregivers will experience the following benefits from our respite care services:
- Reduced risk of depression
- Regular breaks at scheduled times that can cover part of a day or a couple days at a time
- Less stress and more energy to provide better care
If you or one of your relatives is providing care for an elderly family member in Hoffman Estates, IL, contact Assisting Hands Home Care to learn how we can help with our respite care services. Our caregiver will take over at scheduled times and provide the same quality care that your loved ones have come to expect. You can reach us at (847) 915-6186 to inquire about our respite care services in Hoffman Estates, IL.