Respite Care Worker in Jacksonville, FL
We can be there to provide the help you need when caring for an elderly loved one
Being there to care for an elderly loved one can be a very rewarding experience. But the one thing many family caregivers fail to realize at first is that providing this level of care can become a full-time occupation that seems to leave little room for anything else, including taking care of yourself.
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A recent study published by the AARP found that:
- 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
- Average time spent caring for a loved one approx. 24.4 hours
Care You Can Count On
There is nothing quite like being able to provide an elderly parent with the same type of care they once gave you. It's a very rewarding experience filled with lots of hard work and challenges. If you are not careful, this job can become overwhelming. Before you reach the point at which you feel like you're losing it, we have a skilled respite care worker who can be there to help take on part of the strain, giving you time to indulge in a little self-care.
Our team can come to your home or your parent's home to help take on the job of caring for your loved one while you take a well-deserved break. You can use this time to step back, rest, and recharge before jumping back into the fray.
Care That Makes the Difference
We can come to your home (or your parent's home) with one goal in mind. To be the best caregiver they can be. Our caregivers undergo all necessary training and certifications needed to do their job. They must pass a tough background check and have the right compassionate and friendly attitude before they are allowed to provide any type of senior care services.
Trying to talk to your elderly loved one about the need for a respite care worker can be very challenging. Few seniors are willing to admit, let alone accept, that they need more than a family caregiver to provide for their needs. Most feel uncomfortable trusting their personal details and information with someone they see as a stranger. To help make this conversation a bit easier, we offer the following advice:
- Focus your conversations on the many benefits for both you and your loved one
- Be sure you listen to their concerns and points of view
- Choose the place and time to talk very carefully
- You must realize you aren't likely to succeed after the first conversation
- Do your homework and be ready to offer several options and any potential senior respite care schedules
- Be sure you emphasize the fact that you are not going to abandon them and that you will continue being their primary family caregiver.
- Use questions designed to guide your loved one to the "right" conclusion
- Make your questions as directly as possible
How Can Comfort Keepers Make a Difference?
You might think you have everything under control, and for the most part, you probably do. But do you have contingency plans in place for the time when your child's school calls to let you know there is an emergency? Who is going to step in and help if your job puts you on a different shift? You may be able to count on family members to help, but a much better option to have someone with the care skills to always be ready and available.
What about when you have personal issues that must be taken care of like going to see your doctor or dentist? How are you going to find time to go to the bank, or go grocery shopping? Better yet, who can you turn to when you feel like you can't go on and need a break? The answer to this is a Comfort Keepers respite care worker who can be there when you need them.
To Learn More
If you are interested in learning more about respite care and the many other elderly care services we offer, contact Comfort Keepers of Jacksonville, FL at (904) 337-6039. Our lines are open 24 hours a day, every day of the year. The agents who answer can answer many of your questions and schedule your free care consultation with one of our senior care managers to discuss your needs and those of your loved one. All with the goal of being able to develop a senior care plan that meets those needs now and can be adjusted as these needs change.