In Home Respite Services in Grand Forks, ND
Comfort Keepers offers a range of in home respite services for our elderly neighbors and their family caregivers in Grand Forks, ND
When you decided to become the family caregiver for your elderly loved one, you probably never expected it to be so challenging or for it to become a full-time job. However, for many, this is the exact situation they face and why we have created plans that include a variety of in home respite services for the caregiver.
The AARP published these numbers in a recent report:
- 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
- Average time spent caring for a loved one approx. 24.4 hours
Give us a call at (701) 335-8769 to learn more!
Our In Home Respite Services Can Help
Being a family caregiver for an elderly loved one can be very rewarding. But at the same time, it can be physically and mentally exhausting. Rather than reach the point where you feel too tired to carry on, don't be afraid to ask for a little help. It is for this reason that Comfort Keepers developed our in home respite services.
Our in home respite services include a professional caregiver who can help with numerous personal care and homemaking services intended to help take the load from your shoulders, even if only for a short period of time. You can use this time to rest and recharge your batteries before heading back to "work."
Who Are Our Caregivers?
Our caregivers are a team of the most amazing people in the business. They have all the training, certifications, and experience needed to make them among the best in the business. Each has passed a thorough background check to ensure you and your loved ones' safety. More importantly, they all have amazingly friendly and compassionate personalities. We love them so much that we often refer to them as our "Comfort Keepers."
Are You Ready?
Are you ready to bring up the subject of in home respite services with your loved one? No matter how you look at it, this type of conversation is going to be difficult. Most seniors don't like the idea of a) admitting they need help and b) having a stranger come into their home (or yours) and getting involved in their "personal" business. Here are some ideas to help make getting things started 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 respite 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.
Our Professional Caregivers Are Here for You
As the primary family caregiver for your elderly loved one, it's easy to understand why you might be skeptical of our in home respite services and the caregiver we provide. Questions like "Will they care for my loved one as well as I do?" and "Are they going to stick to our routine or try to start their own?" are only natural. Our caregivers are there to help you not take over, they will continue the high level of care you have established and follow your routines to avoid disruptions and confusion.
What Are You Going to Do When Something Comes Up?
Have you made any type of contingency plans if something should come up such as a family emergency at school or work? Do you have someone you can count on to be there when you need them for things like medical/dental appointments, going to the bank, or taking a little time to yourself to catch your breath? These are among the many advantages of our in home respite services. They are designed with you in mind just as much as your loved one.
If you would like to learn more about our caregivers or our in home respite services, contact Comfort Keepers of Grand Forks, ND at (701) 335-8769. Our lines are open 24/7/365 and staffed by agents who can answer many of your questions. While you have us on the phone is a good time to schedule your free care consultation with a senior care advisor to discuss your loved one's needs in detail.