Comfort Keepers Home Care Offers Senior Respite Care Services for Families in Boise, ID, and the Surrounding Areas
For many, the idea of taking care of an elderly loved one is met with pleasure. The ability to give back to your parent(s) after the many years they cared for you can be an amazing experience. However, it can be harder work than many are ready for. In a recent AARP, study it was found that the average family caregiver invests more than 40 hours per week caring for their loved one.
The AARP study also found that:
- 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
There Is Something Special About Caring for An Elderly Loved One
While you are doing everything you can to care for your elderly loved one in much the same manner as they did when you were younger, it's not an easy job. In fact, if you aren't careful you can easily become overwhelmed. As one of the Boise, ID area's premier senior respite care providers, Comfort Keepers can provide your loved one with a skilled caregiver who offers a range of personal care and homemaking services. The help they give will make it possible for you to take a breather.
You can arrange for our services on a regular schedule or in the event of a family emergency. If you have one of our amazing caregivers visit regularly, they can give you more time to spend with the rest of your family. Of course, you can also use this time to indulge in a little self-care.
Give us a call at (208) 357-4595 to learn more!
What Role Does the Provider Play?
As you may have already found out, caring for an elderly loved one can be exhausting physically and mentally as well as take large chunks of time out of your day. When you have a provider come to your home, they can help with many of the routine day to day tasks of caring for your loved one and help out around the house.
Take this time to relax with the family and watch a movie or perhaps go out on a date night with your significant other. You can also use it to go shopping, hit the bank, or maybe simply take some time to yourself and go to your favorite spa or salon.
Our Caregivers Are Amazing People
As a premier provider of senior respite care services, Comfort Keepers is proud to have some of the most dedicated and amazing caregivers in the industry. Our caregivers are licensed, bonded, and insured, have undergone a stringent background investigation, and all training needed to make them the best in the home care business.
Time to Have the "Conversation"
Trying to talk to your elderly loved one about the need for weekly in-home services and bringing a "stranger" into the home to help care for them, is not an easy conversation for anyone to have. Few seniors feel comfortable sharing their privacy and personal details with someone they don't know. It can make them feel as though they are losing a large part of their independence and dignity.
Here are a few suggestions that might make getting started a little easier:
- Choose the place and time to talk very carefully
- You must realize you aren't likely to succeed after the first conversation
- Make your questions as directly as possible
- Use questions designed to guide your loved one to the "right" conclusion
- Be sure you listen to their concerns and points of view
- Do your homework and be ready to offer several options and any potential care schedules
- Focus your conversations on the many benefits of care 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.
Our Services Are Designed to Help
At Comfort Keepers, we understand that you and your loved one have your own style of care and routines. Our senior respite care providers are not there to interrupt your normal flow, but to stick to your routines and provide the same high level of care. How do you know this? By scheduling your free care consultation and chatting with one of our advisors and meeting some of our care team.
Our services have been designed to ensure they can be customized to meet your needs as well as those of your family and elderly loved one. They can give you the time needed to rest, take care of yourself, and recharge your batteries.
To learn more about our senior respite care services and our wealth of at-home care services for seniors, contact Comfort Keepers Home Care of Boise, ID, and the surrounding area, at (208) 357-4595. Our lines are open 24/7/365 and staffed by agents who can answer your questions and schedule your free care consultation with a skilled senior advisor.