Reliable Respite Care Services For Your Family in Madison, CT
See how a break in care can make a big difference
There is something very special about becoming the family caregiver for an elderly parent. It is a wonderful way to pay them back for the many years of loving care they gave you when you were young. It is, however, a lot of hard work, in fact, the AARP says the average family caregiver can spend as much as 40 hours or more caring for their loved one.
The study also found that:
- Family caregivers spend over 41 hours caring for a loved one
- Average time spent caring for a loved one approx. 24.4 hours
- Partners spend an average of 44.6 hours caring for their spouse or partner
Doing Your Best
At Comfort Keepers of Madison, CT, we know you are doing your best to care for your loved one as to the best of your abilities. It's hard work no matter how you look at it, but there is certainly nothing wrong with seeking a little help from a professional respite care services provider. We are here to provide the support and help you need. Our caregivers offer a range of services intended to give you the time you need to take a break.
Give us a call at (203) 493-7564 to learn more!
How Can We Help?
The many hours you spend caring for your elderly loved one come with a steep price. The price is that many of the regular tasks in your life and the rest of your family don't get the time they need. Our team can help with many tasks, including caring for your loved one and helping with a variety of light housekeeping chores.
This frees you up to take care of personal business such as shopping, going to the bank, attending school events with your kids. You can use it to watch a movie with the kids or go out on a "date" with your significant other. You can also use it to visit your favorite salon or spa for a little self-indulgence.
Our Caregivers Are Incredible
We are exceptionally proud of everyone on our team. Each has an amazingly compassionate personality and is fully trained. They are licensed, bonded, and insured for your peace of mind and love their jobs. Each undergoes a stringent background investigation as well.
Time for a Chat
We know how hard it can be to start a conversation about respite care services with your loved one. Most seniors are uncomfortable with the idea of having a stranger taking care of them. It can leave them feeling as though there are letting go of yet another piece of their independence. But the conversation must be had if you plan to bring in a Comfort Keepers caregiver.
Here are a few helpful tips to get the conversation going:
- Use questions designed to guide your loved one to the "right" conclusion
- Focus your conversations on the many benefits for both you and your loved one
- Be sure you emphasize the fact that you are not going to abandon them and that you will continue being their primary family caregiver.
- Be sure you listen to their concerns and points of view
- You must realize you aren't likely to succeed after the first conversation
- Choose the place and time to talk very carefully
- Do your homework and be ready to offer several options and any potential senior care schedules
- Make your questions as directly as possible
We Are Here to Help
We know that you and your elderly loved one have worked together to create routines and levels of care that meet their needs. We also know how much any changes to your routines can upset your loved one. Our team is there to meet your schedule and routines, not create new ones that upset the whole applecart.
How do you know our caregivers will do so, all you have to do is ask your senior advisor during the free care consultation. Your advisor can also arrange for you and your parent to meet several caregivers to ensure the one providing their care meets their needs and personality.
If you are interested in respite care services, contact Comfort Keepers Home Care of Madison, CT, and the surrounding area, at (203) 493-7564. Our agents are available 24/7 to take your call, answer your questions, and schedule your free care consultation today!