Respite Care Services Can Help You Avoid Burnout in Port Huron, MI, and our surrounding areas
Care designed to support family members taking on the role of caring for their loved one's
Taking on the role of family caregiver for an elderly loved one can be a wonderful experience. It can also be one of the most challenging jobs you have ever had. While you might start off with helping out for a few hours here and there, in time it can become a full-time job.
Consider these family caregiver statistics published 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
Full Support For The Family Caregiver
As a family caregiver, your role is to be there to take care of your loved one's needs. But who can you turn to when you start to feel overwhelmed? This is where the services offered by Comfort Keepers of Port Huron, MI come in.
We support you and your loved one with assistance from a professional respite care services provider, whose job it is to help share the work and give you the time you need to rest and enjoy a break. The intent behind this type of care is to ensure you remain well-rested and healthy enough to continue providing your loved one with the care they need. Keep in mind that our caregiver is not there to "take over" but rather to step in and give you the time you need to take care of yourself and your personal business.
Give us a call at (810) 207-3453 to learn more!
Support for your family only takes
We Have Amazing Caregivers
It takes a lot to become part of our team. We are proud to say that we only hire the best. Our caregivers are fully trained, licensed, and experienced in proving the care your loved one needs and deserves. To ensure your safety and peace of mind, each caregiver must pass a very stringent background check before they are hired.
How Does It Work?
Whether you need an extra hand from time to time or someone to cover for you in the event of an emergency, respite care services are available to help. We can provide someone for those times when you need to be there for your kids, you have to work overtime at your job, or need someone to help keep things a little more stable at home. One of the main goals of this service is to give you the time needed to take a break and give your body and brain a rest. In doing this, you have the opportunity to return to caring for your loved one full of energy and ready to go.
When the Time Comes to Talk to Your Loved One
For many seniors who have been under the care of a family member, accepting a stranger into their home can prove to be difficult. Seniors tend to be distrustful and unwilling to allow a stranger access to their personal lives. Broaching the subject of care at home with your loved one can be difficult.
Here are a few ideas to help make having this conversation a little easier:
- Be sure you listen to their concerns and points of view
- Do your homework and be ready to offer several options and any potential senior 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
- 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 directly as possible
- Choose the place and time to talk very carefully
A Word About the Fears Most People Have about Caregivers
As the primary family caregiver, you are doing everything you can to care for your loved one. With this in mind, it's only natural for you to want to ask your respite care provider questions. Questions such as "Will they provide the same level of care?" and "Are they going to stick to our established routines?" are quite normal. The best way to alleviate your fears is to talk about them during your consultation with one of our care advisors.
Be sure you make the most of the time our caregiver is taking care of your loved one. Use it to take care of personal business, go shopping, and most importantly of all get some rest. A little self-care can go a long way towards making it easier to continue caring for your loved one.
If you are interested in learning more about our respite care services and our amazing caregivers, contact us online or via phone at Comfort Keepers of Port Huron, MI (810) 207-3453. We have agents on duty 24 hours a day, 365 days a year ready to answer your questions and schedule your free care consultation with a senior care advisor.