At Home Respite Care in Opelika, AL
Comfort Keepers of Opelika, AL is proud to offer our at home respite care services to the family caregivers in our area
It's become very popular for at least one family member to take on the role of family caregiver to an elderly parent. While offering your loved one this type of care is an important part of their remaining independent, it can soon become a full-time occupation.
The AARP conducted a study of family caregivers and found this:
- Average time spent caring for a loved one approx. 24.4 hours
- Family caregivers spend over 41 hours caring for a loved one
- Partners spend an average of 44.6 hours caring for their spouse or partner
Give us a call at (334) 530-6293 to learn more!
Care That Is Here For You
When it comes to caring for your loved one, you should never feel bad when the time comes that you need to ask for help. As a family caregiver, your job is to provide your loved one with the best care possible. This can become overwhelming, leaving you feeling tired and unable to do your best. Our at home respite care program has been developed to provide the family caregiver the help they need.
You can use the time our caregiver makes available to indulge in a little self-care that lets you rest and regain your strength and composure. Our goal is to provide you with a caregiver who is there to help and not to take over.
Our Care Explained
We know how hard caring for an elderly loved one can be. At Comfort Keepers, our at home respite care program has been developed to provide care for both the family caregiver and their elderly loved one. Our caregiver can be there when there is a family emergency that requires you to leave your loved one. They can be there to give you time to run a few errands, go out to lunch with a friend, spend time with the kids or give you to the time you need to indulge in a little self-care.
Peace of mind is a major part of our services. The kind that comes with knowing your loved one will be in good hands should you need to leave them alone for any length of time. It's also the type that comes with knowing you are well-rested and ready to jump back into the job at hand.
We Employ No One But the Best
As one of the premier senior care services in the Opelika, AL area, Comfort Keepers is proud to say our caregivers are among the best you will find anywhere. They are fully-trained, highly-skilled, have plenty of experience, and most of all they love their jobs and their clients. For your safety, each has to pass a background investigation.
How to Approach Your Love One
The average senior doesn't like the idea of having a stranger come into their home. They are not happy with having a caregiver know all about their medical condition, infirmities, and other personal issues. Trying to talk to your loved one about at home respite care services can prove to be difficult, but here are a few tips we hope will be helpful:
- Make your questions as direct as possible
- You must realize you aren't likely to succeed after the first conversation
- Be sure you emphasize the fact that you are not going to abandon them and that you will continue being their primary family caregiver.
- Focus your conversations on the many benefits for both you and your loved one
- Use questions designed to guide your loved one to the "right" conclusion
- Choose the place and time to talk very carefully
- Be sure you listen to their concerns and points of view
Caregivers You Can Trust
How do you know the caregiver is going to provide your loved one with the same level of care as you? Will they stick to the schedule you and your loved one have already established? What services do they offer?
To find the answers to your questions and learn all you can about our at home respite care services, our caregivers, and the services they offer, all you have to do is schedule your free consultation with your personal senior care manager. They will work with you and your loved one to create a working care plan that fits everyone's needs.
To learn more about our services and caregivers, contact Comfort Keepers of Opelika, AL at (334) 530-6293. While you have our agent on the phone answering your questions is the perfect time to schedule your free in-home consultation with a senior advisor.