In Home Respite Care in Clinton Township, MI
Supporting you as you support your loved one at home
Most family caregivers take on the role of caring for an elderly loved one without realizing just how challenging the job can be. Being a family caregiver is a very important job and one that can easily become full-time as a loved one's needs change.
Consider these statistics from a report produced by the AARP
- Family caregivers spend over 41 hours caring for a loved one
- Average time spent caring for a loved one approx. 24.4 hours
- Partners spend an average of 44.6 hours caring for their spouse or partner
Family members that prioritize their loved one's health above their own will begin to experience burn out, with their level of support faltering. Respite care is designed to prevent this from happening so your loved one is always getting the level of help you feel they deserve.
Give us a call at (586) 200-6712 to learn more!
Here for You
Caring for an elderly loved one can be far more challenging than you realize. Rather than letting yourself become overwhelmed, it's okay for you to ask for a little help. As a family caregiver, it is important for you to realize your only goal should be to provide your loved one with the care they need and deserve. Our services can help by providing your loved one with a professional caregiver who can be there to help when you need a break.
Our services are designed to help you maintain your physical and mental health, a vital necessity if you are going to provide your loved one with the best possible care. Our programs are designed to provide you with much-needed help, not to come in and take over.
There When You Can't Be
Have you made any arrangements for someone to come in can cover for you when there is an emergency? What if you need to drop everything and go to your children's school? What about if there is a change in your work schedule or you have an appointment you can't miss out on? Our in home respite care can provide a professional caregiver who can be there to care for your loved one when you can't.
Here at Comfort Keepers of Clinton Township, we work hard to ensure our caregivers are the best in the business. From making sure they have the experience and skills needed to care for your loved one to requiring a complete background check, we know you and your loved one will always be in good hands.
How Do You Start the Conversation?
One of the hardest things about deciding to make use of our in home respite care is talking to your elderly loved one about bringing in a professional caregiver. To help make broaching the subject a little easier, we have these suggestions:
- 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
- Be sure you emphasize the fact that you are not going to abandon them and that you will continue being their primary family caregiver.
- Be sure you listen to the concerns and points of view
- You must realize you aren't likely to succeed after the first conversation
- Choose the place and time to talk very carefully
- Do your homework and be ready to offer a number of options and any potential care schedules
- Make your questions as direct as possible
Worried About Hiring a Caregiver?
If you are worried about hiring a Comfort Keepers caregiver, you needn't be. We know you are already doing everything possible to care for your loved one. But how do you know you can count on our caregiver to do the same? Will the transition from your care to that which is provided by our caregiver be smooth and seamless? Will our caregiver stick to the routines you have already established?
These are all valid questions that your loved one's senior care advisor will be able to answer for you during the initial care consultation. In fact, the advisor is there to answer any questions you might have about our in home respite care and our professional caregivers. More importantly, the advisor is there to work with you to create a senior care plan that meets your loved one's needs now and, in the future, as they change.
If you are ready to learn more about our services and the professional caregivers who supply them, contact Comfort Keepers of Clinton Township, MI at (586) 200-6712 and let us schedule your free care consultation today!