Respite Program in Annapolis, MD
When you as the family caregiver needs help, the respite program from Comfort Keepers of Annapolis, MD can help
Taking on the role of family caregiver to an elderly family member can be rewarding, but at the same time, it can be very challenging. For many it can quickly become a full-time job, one that if you are not careful can become overwhelming.
An AARP Report Shows the Following:
- 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
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We're Here to Help
Even though your role may be to help your love, this doesn't mean you should be afraid to ask for help. As a family caregiver, your role is to provide your loved one with the best care possible. Part of making this happen can include bringing in a little professional help in the form of a Comfort Keepers caregiver. Our caregivers can help care for your loved one and at the same time, thanks to our respite program, step in when you need a break.
We have found that by providing you with respite care (giving you a break), it makes it possible for you to care for your loved one while not compromising your health. Keep in mind we are only here to help, not to take over your role as family caregiver.
What Is Respite Care?
Put simply, respite care is designed to provide you with the time you needed to take care of yourself. You never know when an emergency that requires your attention might come up. When it does, our caregivers can be there to step in and help, or they can come to your home on a regular basis.
While our caregiver is in your home, caring for your loved one, there are many things you can use the time to take care of a few personal chores. These can include spending time with your kids, investing in your career, even spending a little time indulging in some much-needed self-care. We know that when you are properly rested, you are in better shape to take care of your loved one.
What Are You Going to Do?
What are you going to do if one of your kids has an emergency at school or if your work schedule changes? What about when you are so tired you feel like you can't take another step? When you have a respite program setup, you have a professional on hand to be there for your loved one when you can't.
Our Caregivers Are the Best in the Business
Here at Comfort Keepers of Annapolis, MD we go the extra mile to ensure we have the best senior caregivers in the nation. Our caregivers are fully trained, highly skilled, have undergone a full background check, and all required certifications. We take the safety of you, your loved one, and your family seriously.
Talking to Your Loved One
It's not going to be easy to talk to your loved one about bringing in a professional caregiver. Many feel that in accepting outside help, they are giving up their independence. Others are worried about trusting their personal information to a stranger.
Tips for Your Talk
At Comfort Keepers, we know how hard bringing up the subject of a professional caregiver and our respite program can be. To help make things a little easier, we have these tips for you:
- Be sure you listen to the concerns and points of view
- Do your homework and be ready to offer a number of options and any potential senior respite 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
- Focus your conversations on the many benefits for both you and your loved one
- You must realize you aren't likely to succeed after the first conversation
- Make your questions as direct as possible
- Choose the place and time to talk very carefully
A Word About Our Caregivers
As your loved one's primary family caregiver, you are doing the best you can to care for them. But what do you know about their professional caregiver? Can you trust them to provide the same level of care you have been giving your loved one and stick to your established routine?
If you are interested in having one of our caregivers provide respite care, the best thing you can do is ask your senior care advisor during your free consultation. They can answer your questions, reassure you of the quality and standards we set for our caregivers. Our phones are answered 24/7 by an agent whose job it is to answer your questions.