Respite Care Worker in Burton, MI
A Comfort Keepers Respite Care Worker can be there to give you a break from providing constant care for your elderly loved one in Burton, MI
Don't let yourself become overwhelmed as a family caregiver. It's one of the toughest jobs you'll ever have. Comfort Keepers of Burton, MI can provide you and your loved one with a respite care worker to help.
Keep In Mind These Numbers from the AARP:
- Partners spend an average of 44.6 hours caring for their spouse or partner
- Family caregivers spend over 41 hours caring for a loved one
- Average time spent caring for a loved one approx. 24.4 hours
Give us a call at (810) 207-3770 to learn more!
Our Agency is There to Help
No matter how seriously you take your role as family caregiver for an elderly loved one as a labor of love, there is no reason for you not to ask for help when you need it. We know you are doing your best to care for your loved one. Part of achieving this goal should include the help of a professional. Their role is to help take care of your loved one while you take time for a breather.
Our respite care gives you time to concentrate on your health, which will, in turn, make you a better family caregiver for your loved one. However, they are only there to help, not take over.
How Can We Help?
Our respite care worker has two roles in helping to care for your loved one. First, they are fully trained to provide a range of senior care services for your loved one. Second, they are there to give you the time you need to take care of yourself. When you need their help, our caregivers can be there to help. You can have a caregiver on a part-time basis where they come to help when needed or on a full-time basis on a set schedule.
Having somone in your home to help take care of your loved one can give you the time you need to do the things you keep putting off. You could use the time to take your kids out for an afternoon, go to the bank, take care of medical/dental appointments, or simply spend a little time at your favorite spa enjoying a little self-care. The more you can do to take care of yourself, the better shape you will be in to take care of your loved one.
Do You Know What to Do?
Do you know what you are going to do in the event of an emergency that takes you away from caring for your loved one? What plans do you have for those times when you are so tired you can't even think straight? One of the best ways to deal with this is to have a Comfort Keepers professional respite care worker available to help take care of your loved one when you can't.
We Have the Best Caregivers
At Comfort Keepers, we take great pride in having some of the best caregivers in the industry. Each is chosen for their knowledge, skills, experience, and friendly nature. Our caregivers also undergo a complete background check to ensure you, your loved one, and your family feels safe when one of our caregivers is in your home.
Having the "Talk"
When it comes to talking to your loved one about having a caregiver in your home (or theirs), we know it won't be easy. Many seniors are not comfortable with having a "stranger" in their home, let alone divulging their personal information to them. Here are a few tips you can use to help make approaching the subject a little easier and less stressful for both of you:
- Focus your conversations on the many benefits for both you and your loved one
- Be sure you listen to the 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 a number of 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 direct as possible
You Can Count on Our Professional Caregivers
When you are the primary family caregiver for your elderly loved one it can be hard to trust their health and well-being to anyone outside of your family. How do you know if you can rely on their professional caregiver to follow your established routine and provide them with the same level of care?
If you have questions about our staff, their qualifications, or their ability to care for your loved one in your absence, be sure you ask their senior care advisor during your care consultation. During this time, you can ask questions about their skills, qualifications, and abilities. Your loved one's senior care advisor will work with you to create a care plan that addresses their needs now and that can be adjusted as these needs change.