Respite Care For Seniors and Family Caregivers in Pasco County, FL
Our respite care service will give you a break from providing care so you can rest and recharge
Caregiving can be a rewarding and bonding experience within a family, yet in even the best situations, the responsibility and ongoing routine can be stressful and tiring—especially when balanced with a job or caring for children.
When family caregivers are emotionally drained, they are less effective at playing this critical role. Comfort Keepers® can provide respite care, or temporary relief, to those who care for family members who might otherwise require permanent placement in a facility outside the home. Many times, family caregivers feel stuck because they aren't aware of the options available to them or they could be understandably wary of putting their loved one in the care of a stranger. Thankfully, Comfort Keepers is a leading provider of senior care services and can assure you to expect nothing short from expert care.
With this, we are also very knowledgeable about the emotional toll this kind of care can have on a family member. With juggling a family, a job and your own health you can start to feel overwhelmed and over. This results in something call compassion fatigue. According to the Compassion Fatigue Awareness Project, it is a state of extreme tension from helping someone who is suffering to a point of secondary trauma for the person who is providing the care. Essentially, the family caregiver feels overworked and start to lack in caring for themselves to the point that they are creating their own trauma and needs. If this isn't brought to a family caregiver's attention in time it could result in tension between the family member and senior. Resulting in the senior feeling like a burden to their family, which isn't the case. Comfort Keepers can't replace the bond between a family caregiver and their senior, but we can help strengthen it by providing temporary care. This way both parties are happy!
How Comfort Keepers Can Help
Respite care services give you time to leave the home for a few hours or even a few days, knowing the one you care for is in good hands. This creates time to
- Take care of the errands you never seem to have time for.
- Catch up on your shopping.
- Attend a support group meeting.
- Visit the doctor or dentist for routine care.
- Give yourself a much-needed rest.
Comfort Keepers respite services can be scheduled for as little as a few hours a week. Additionally, around-the-clock care can be arranged so you can take a longer break to attend a wedding out of town, take a child to college, or go on a much-needed vacation. If you deserve the much-needed break from caregiving and you are ready to get started today please contact our office today at (813) 467-9001.