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4 Reasons Family Caregivers Should Consider Respite Care

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4 Reasons Family Caregivers Should Consider Respite Care

Partnering with an in-home care provider, such as Comfort Keepers can allow you to refresh, unwind, and be a more focused family caregiver.

Taking on the role and responsibility of a family caregiver is challenging and requires a substantial time commitment. In fact, according to a recent study published by the Family Caregiver Alliance, family caregivers spend an average of 24.4 hours per week supporting their loved ones. Depending on your situation, respite care may be a viable solution to support your efforts and provide you with the time to focus on other responsibilities. 

Oftentimes, it is easy to forget to take care of yourself first, in order to provide the highest quality care to a loved one. Always remember, taking care of your own needs is not selfish and it will make you a more focused and capable caregiver, in the long run. 

Here are just a few of the benefits that respite care can provide you and your senior loved one.  

Taking a Break is Healthy

Taking breaks from your caregiving responsibilities is a crucial step that you can take to avoid burnout. Burnout happens to many caregivers, just like you, and can negatively impact the quality of care that you are providing to your loved one. In fact, according to the National Alliance for Caregiving, 40% of family caregivers experience burnout. Citing this statistic is not meant to scare you, but to remind you that you are not alone in this journey.

Between personal, family, and career responsibilities it can become challenging to balance your own personal obligations and caregiver role. A recent report, published by Cleveland Clinic, found that downtime is essential for brain health. Utilizing respite care from a professional in-home care provider, like Comfort Keepers, can provide you with the time to focus on yourself and get the break you deserve (need!). 

Resource for Recovery

Besides occasional breaks, you may need to take time off from your obligations as a caregiver to recover from a surgery, life event, or other circumstance. Respite care providers, such as Comfort Keepers, can help you by being a resource for recovery. In fact, we provide support to many people who have a personal need or circumstance that impacts their ability to be an effective family caregiver, short-term. 

Engagement for Your Loved One

A benefit of respite care that is often not thought about is the engagement that it can provide your senior loved one. It is healthy for your loved one to build new relationships with people in the community, a personal relationship with a professional caregiver can provide them with that experience. 

Home Care Providers Offer Flexible Hours

One of the biggest benefits of respite care is flexible scheduling and hours. Whether you need a few hours of care or around-the-clock 24-hour care for a senior loved one, at Comfort Keepers® we can support you and fill your need. 

Besides flexible hours, you can rest assured that your loved one is being provided with the highest level of care, focused on independence in the comfort of home. All Comfort Keepers caregivers are provided with ongoing training to ensure the best care for each client's unique situation and need for care. 

At Comfort Keepers, we help many family caregivers in Osseo, MN and the surrounding area take a much-needed break from their caregiving duties through our respite care services. Learn more about Comfort Keepers respite care..

4 Reasons Family Caregivers Should Consider Respite Care