Respite Care Services Provided At Home in Rochester, NY, and the surrounding area
Our caregivers can support you by helping you support your loved one
Millions of Americans take on the role of family caregiver for a senior loved one without thinking about the hard work this involves. According to the American Association for Retired People (AARP), the average family caregiver spends at least 40 hours per week caring for their loved ones.
The AARP study found that:
- Average time spent caring for a loved one approx. 24.4 hours
- 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
It's Not a Crime to Ask for Help
As a family caregiver, you are probably putting everything you have into caring for your loved one. But there is no reason for you to go through this alone, it's not a crime to reach out for a little help. As part of our respite care services, we can provide you with a professional caregiver who can be there to take on some of the duties that come with caring for a senior loved one.
Our caregivers can be on call to cover for you in the event of an emergency or you can schedule regular hours each week. Our goal is much like yours in that we want to provide your loved one with the care they deserve. Our providers are there to help not take over your job.
Respite Care Explained
The best way to explain is that our caregivers are there to help when you have an emergency. They can also be there to help on a regular basis to give you time to give you a chance to catch a breath when you need it the most.
Our professional caregivers can be there when you need a little time to spend with the kids, when you need to go work or school, and when you need to go to the bank or shopping. But most of all, we're there to ensure you can take a little time out for yourself to rest, go to the spa/salon, or indulge in your favorite type of self-care.
We Settle for the Best
When it comes to hiring caregivers for our respite care services, Comfort Keepers is proud to say we hire only the best. Our caregivers are trained, licensed, friendly, and compassionate. For your family's safety, our caregivers are required to pass an extensive background check.
When It's Time for You and Your Loved One to Have the Talk
For many seniors, the idea of having a "stranger" in their home can be stressful, especially when they have access to their personal details. Along with this, knowing they need a caregiver can lead to the feeling that they are losing their independence.
We offer these suggestions to help your talk go a little easier:
- Choose the place and time to talk very carefully
- You must realize you aren't likely to succeed after the first conversation
- Make your questions as direct as possible
- Use questions designed to guide your loved one to the "right" conclusion
- 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
- 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.
When You're Doing Your Best
No matter what else is going on in your life, you are always doing your very best to give your loved ones the care they deserve. But how do you know if our respite services and caregiver are going to treat your loved one with the same level of care? Are you worried that they might not stick to the same routine you've established? These are some of the questions you need to ask your senior care advisor during your care consultation.
Our respite care services are designed to give you time for yourself. You can use this time to rest and recharge your batteries. Be sure you make the most of the time our caregiver frees up for you.
If you are interested in learning more about services and our caregivers, be sure to contact us online, Comfort Keepers of Rochester, NY at (585) 209-3728. Our lines are open 24/7 and staffed with advisors who can answer many of your questions and schedule your free care consultation with a senior care advisor.