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In the United States, millions of Americans provide informal caregiving services for a loved one. This occurs most frequently when aging parents need help around the house and with general, day-to-day tasks. It is also common when a loved one has a disability, or recently had a surgery, that inhibits their ability to care for themselves. While providing this care is a very noble thing to do, and something that many do not give a second thought, it can wear on individuals as time goes on. At Assisting Hands Home Care, we provide respite care services to help informal caregivers take time off from their never-ending duties. We offer these services to those in need in Park Ridge, IL.
As we stated above, many individuals providing informal care for a loved one consider it an obligation more than simply a task. However, there are quite a few negative effects that providing this care can have on the caregiver over time. To illustrate this, we will use the example of an adult providing care for their aging parent.
Many adults in this situation have a career, a family of their own, and other responsibilities that already restrict their free time. When they begin providing informal caregiving services, this limited free time is eaten up. This can quickly lead to excessive stress, lack of sleep, and declining health. Over 65 million Americans provide care for a family member, and roughly 25% of them are in poor health themselves. This simply shows that there is no reason to feel guilty for wanting to take a break. At Assisting Hands Home Care, this is exactly what we give you with our respite care services.
Why Choose Respite Care
The overall purpose of these services is to give informal caregivers a much needed and deserved break from their caregiving duties. To begin the process, we first sit down with these individuals to learn what exactly they provide for their loved one, and what details are required. During this meeting, we prepare an appropriate schedule and care plan for either a short-term or long-term reprieve. When we begin providing care, you can expect the following:
- Lower risks of depression
- Services that work around your schedule
- Reduced stress
- Greater energy and peace of mind
Our Assisting Hands Home Care caregivers are highly trained and qualified to provide comprehensive, non-medical care for your loved one. Whatever they need, we will provide it in a compassionate and effective manner. To learn more about how our respite care services can benefit you, or to schedule an appointment, simply call our representatives at (847) 915-6186. You are not alone in needing a break from providing informal care. We are happy to address any of your questions or concerns and are proud to service those in need in Park Ridge, IL.