Senior Respite Care Services in Rochester Hills, MI
Comfort Keepers of Rochester Hills, MI offers a full range of services designed to give family caregivers a break
Being a family caregiver can be very rewarding, but at the same time, you should know that it's a lot of hard work. Did you know that a recent AARP study showed that family caregivers spend approximately 40 hours per week taking care of their elderly loved one?
In fact, according to the AARP study:
- 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
- Average time spent caring for a loved one approx. 24.4 hours
No Shame in Asking for Help
One of the most important things you need to know as a family caregiver for an elderly loved one is that at no time is there any shame in asking for help. Your goal should always be to provide your loved one with the best possible care. Even if this means reaching out to ask about senior respite care services like Comfort Keepers. We can provide you with a professional caregiver for those family emergencies that seem to crop up or to be there to help for a few hours a day.
The most important thing to keep in mind is that you find the best solution to help maintain your health just as much as that of your loved one. At no time does this mean our services are intended to replace you as the family caregiver or reduce your role. Our caregiver is there to back you up and make you a better family caregiver.
Give us a call at (248) 206-0314 to learn more!
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What is Senior Respite Care?
This option of care in your home or your loved one's home can be used to provide a caregiver who can be there to cover for emergencies or on a regular schedule that gives you at least a small amount of relief when you need it the most.
You can use the time provided by your provider to spend time with your kids, go to school or work, and take care of personal business such as running errands, banking, or simply indulging in a little self-care. The more rested you are, the better you will be in a position to take care of your loved one.
Only the Best Become Comfort Keepers
Here at Comfort Keepers of Rochester Hills, MI, we have a stringent hiring process. In order to provide you with the best possible senior respite care services, we require that candidates be fully trained and certified. They must also be able to pass a full background check to ensure your family's safety.
Talking to Your Loved One
Many seniors who need the help of an in-home service tend to be a little nervous about having someone they don't know come into their home and care for them. Having a caregiver can lead to feelings of inadequacy and giving up their independence. There are also trust issues in that many seniors do not like talking to a stranger about their personal details.
How to talk to your loved one successfully
- Focus your conversations on the many benefits for both you and your loved one
- Be sure you listen to their 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 several options and any potential 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
Will Our Care Be Enough?
As a family caregiver, you know you are doing the best you can to care for your loved one. But how do you know the caregiver provided with our senior respite care services will support your loved one in the same manner or that they will stick to the routine you and your loved one have established? The best way is to talk to your senior care advisor during your care consultation.
While you might be tempted to fritter away the time given back to you while our caregiver is in your home (or theirs), you should do your best to use it wisely. It's a great time to recuperate from the stress and strain of caring for your elderly loved one.
Contact Comfort Keepers Today!
When you are ready to learn more about our senior respite care services, contact us online Comfort Keepers of Rochester Hills, MI at (248) 206-0314. Our agents can set up an appointment for your free care consultation with a senior care advisor where you can meet our caregivers and talk about your needs and the help your family needs.