At Home Respite Care in Durham, NC
Comfort Keepers of Durham, NC offers superior care that is just as much for you as it is for your loved one
Making the decision to become a family caregiver for an elderly loved one is a noble and challenging decision. There is nothing quite like the feeling of being there for a loved one who was always there for you. However, it is important for you to understand that providing this type of care can be a full-time occupation. This is why services such as at home respite care exist.
Senior Care by the Numbers According to the AARP
- 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
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Support Thas Isn't Just for Your Loved One
Providing the many care services your elderly loved one needs can bring with it a certain amount of satisfaction. At the same time, the sheer amount of work this requires can become a little too much to handle at times. Rather than succumbing to the stress, there is nothing wrong with reaching out for a little help.
Comfort Keepers of Durham, NC, can help with our at home respite care program and services. Our professional caregivers are available to help without making it look like they are trying to take over. They offer a range of personal care and homemaking services designed to give you a little "respite" from all the hard work.
Our Caregivers Are the Best
In order for us to provide our clients with superior services, it takes finding the best professional caregivers available. At Comfort Keepers, we are proud of every one of our caregivers. They have been hand-picked for their skills, their knowledge, and most importantly of all for their friendly and compassionate personalities. To further ensure your family's safety our caregivers must all pass a full background check prior to being hired.
Making Time to Talk About a Caregiver
Given that most seniors don't want for anyone outside of their immediate family to see that they are struggling and need help and difficulty sharing their privacy with a "stranger," it's no surprise that they are hesitant to talk about care in the home. However, there is going to come a time when this difficult conversation must take place. Here are a few tips we've found that make getting started a little easier:
- Make your questions as direct as possible
- You must realize you aren't likely to succeed after the first conversation
- Be sure you emphasize the fact that you are not going to abandon them and that you will continue being their primary family caregiver.
- Focus your conversations on the many benefits for both you and your loved one
- Use questions designed to guide your loved one to the "right" conclusion
- Choose the place and time to talk very carefully
- Be sure you listen to the concerns and points of view
- Do your homework and be ready to offer a number of options and any potential care services
No Need to Worry
If you are worried that our at home respite care services and caregiver will not be able to "fill your shoes," our goal is to prove that you have nothing to worry about. We already know you are doing the best you can to be there for your loved one. From here the next step is for you to find a way to step back for a few minutes and take care of yourself.
What Are You Going to Do?
What are you going to do if the phone rings, it's the school, and there is an emergency with one of your kids? Who's going to cover for you if your daily work schedule changes? Do you have a backup plan, such as another family who can cover at a moment's notice? This is where our program comes in.
Our caregivers are there to help by giving you the time you need to take of personal business, address a shift change, go shopping, even spend a few hours at your favorite spa being pampered. The most important thing our caregivers let you do is get in a little rest so you can recharge your batteries.
The best way to learn more about our complete at home respite care program, the many services our caregivers offer, and our caregivers, call Comfort Keepers of Durham, NC. Our agents are here to answer your questions and schedule your free care consultation with one of our senior care advisors.