Respite Care Services in Pittsford, NY, and our surrounding area
Help from a provider who can give you the time you need to take care of your personal business and yourself
Being the primary family care provider for a senior loved one can be an enjoyable and rewarding job. But many family caregivers fail to realize the challenges they face and that providing this type of care is much like having a full-time job.
Consider these numbers found in a recent AARP study:
- 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 caregivers spend over 41 hours caring for a loved one
There for You
There are various reasons why you might have chosen to become a family caregiver for your elderly loved one. It can be a very rewarding experience. At the same time, it can be a very demanding and exhausting job. The good news is that when you feel you can't go any further, there is no shame in asking for help. As a premier agency in the Pittsford, NY area, Comfort Keepers is here for you through respite care services.
We can provide you with professional support from a skilled caregiver who can step in and give you the time you need to take a break. You can use this time to rest and recharge your batteries, putting you back in a "good place" to continue taking care of your loved one.
Our Caregivers Are Among the Finest in the Country
At Comfort Keepers, we do not accept just anyone to join our team. Our hiring process includes verifying education, experience, and a background check. Your safety and that of your loved one are a priority, and we want you to have the peace of mind that comes with knowing your loved one will always be in good hands.
What Does a Provider Do?
A respite care services provider can provide both planned and emergency services to offer a modicum of relief to the family caregiver. They can be there to give you the time you need to take care of your kids, go to school, keep your job, and bring stability to your family. Most importantly, they are there to give you the time you need to rest. We have found that being well-rested is vital in providing your loved one with superior care.
Talking About Services with Your Loved One
Many seniors being cared for by a family caregiver tend to be apprehensive about having a stranger come to their home. Having a professional come in can leave your loved one feeling like they are giving up their privacy and independence.
Tips for talking to your loved one about getting much-needed help:
- Be sure you emphasize that you will not abandon them and that you will continue being their primary family caregiver.
- Choose the place and time to talk very carefully
- Make your questions as direct as possible
- You must realize you aren't likely to succeed after the first conversation
- 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
- Do your homework and be ready to offer several options and any potential senior care schedules
- Use questions designed to guide your loved one to the "right" conclusion
Dealing with Fears Regarding a Caregiver
You already know you would do anything to care for your loved ones and keep them happy, healthy, and safe. But how do you know your provider is going to do the same? Will they stick to the routine you and your loved one have established? The best way to address these concerns is to talk to your senior care advisor and ask many questions. We want you and your loved one to feel comfortable and confident in the abilities of our caregivers when they come into your home.
Use Your Time Wisely
The main intent behind sending a professional to your home (or your loved one's home) is to give you time to rest. But you can also use some time to take care of personal business and indulge in a little self-care, such as spending a morning at your favorite spa/salon.
Contact Comfort Keepers Today
If you are ready to learn more about Comfort Keepers, our caregivers, and respite care services, contact us online and by phone at Comfort Keepers of Pittsford, NY at (585) 249-0100. Our agents can set up your free care consultation with a senior care advisor to discuss your needs and concerns before working to create a care plan designed to provide your family with much-needed help.