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February 25, 2014

Respite Care Benefits

A Valuable Break

It can be a joy and a privilege to care for an aging family member, providing them assistance with daily tasks. You have the opportunity to get to know them better and spend precious time with them every day. But this can be very taxing and stressful on you and on your family. Sometimes you just need a break: that's where Comfort Keepers can help.

What is respite care? Good question. It is caregiving for a senior with the understanding that this care is temporary. this care can be by a professional home care service, a relative or even a close friend. This care allows the primary caregiver of the senior to take time off, giving them the opportunity to take a break, reenergizing and resting. They also are able to focus their attention and energy on getting other important things done such as housework and household chores. Many times when caring for a senior, the other tasks get pushed back and end up never getting done. 

How Does It Work?

You can choose from a variety of respite care service options. A Comfort Keepers caregiver can stop by every once in a while, or more regularly, depending on what you and your family needs. These service visits typically last a few hours, giving you and your family a break. You can use your time off to do many things, including:

  • Napping
  • Going out
  • Grocery shopping
  • Exercising
  • Reading
  • Paying bills
  • And more

You can also schedule a respite care service program that lasts longer periods. Say you want to take a vacation:  a Comfort Keepers caregiver can stay with your senior for several days, giving you a chance to enjoy yourself and revitalize, returning refreshed with more energy. If you don't get help from others, caring for a senior can be very draining and continue to bring you emotional, physical, and mental stress.

Comfort Keepers caregivers are professional and compassionate, providing high-quality senior care to your elderly loved one. Each of our caregivers is specially trained to meet the physical, mental and emotional needs of seniors through excellent and compassionate care.

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