Respite Care from Comfort Keepers Home Care Agency in Lakeland, Winter Haven, FL, and All of Polk County
Our senior care agency respite care services in Lakeland, Winter Haven, FL and all of Polk County will give you a break from providing care
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. This is why our elderly in home care agency offers respite care services.
Often times, family members want to be as involved in their senior loved one's care as they can, but overlook how time-consuming it can become. As a result, the family caregiver cares less and less for themselves and becomes overwhelmed with everything on their plate. If they ignore themselves and their other responsibilities for too long they start having compassion fatigue. What this means is that the family member will become too overwhelmed to the point that they may even start to resent their loved one. With respite care, we aren't here to replace you we are here to give you a break and strengthen your relationship with your senior. When family caregivers are emotionally drained, they are likely less effective at playing this critical role. Comfort Keepers can provide respite services or temporary relief to those who care for family members who might otherwise require permanent placement in a facility outside the home.
Contact Comfort Keepers in Polk County, FL at (863) 385-9100 to learn more.
What is Respite Care?
Known in some countries as “short break” care, respite services provide planned, short-term breaks for families and other unpaid caregivers, who need time outside the home or to simply take a rest. Respite care helps support and maintain the primary caregiving relationship.
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.
We serve Lakeland and the surrounding areas of Haines City, Winter Haven, Lake Wales, Frostproof and Bowling Green.