Respite Care Services Can Help You Care For Your Senior in Westerville, OH, and the surrounding Columbus, OH area
Support designed to help local family members caring for their loved one's
In America, it's not uncommon for children to take on the role of the family caregiver as their parents become elderly. Many do so before they realize how much hard work goes into providing this type of care. Many also fail to realize that they are likely to spend more than forty hours a week caring for their loved ones.
The AARP created a study that found:
- 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
Caring for a Senior Loved One is A Noble Undertaking
As a family caregiver, you do the best you can to give your loved ones the type of care they deserve. As noble as caring for your loved one is, there is nothing wrong with seeking out a little help from time to time. When the time comes for you to need help, Comfort Keepers offers respite care services that include a professional caregiver who can be there to help. While they are not there to take over, they can step in and give you time to take a break when you need it.
Our services include a caregiver who can be there on an emergency basis when you need them or on a regular basis to provide you and your loved one with plenty of assistance as needed. You can use this time for a little self-indulgence by doing something different and taking care of yourself.
Give us a call at (614) 263-1998 to learn more!
What Do Our Services Include?
We know you invest a vast portion of your time caring for your loved one, but doing so can wear you down. Our care comes with a skilled professional caregiver who can help with a variety of homemaking and personal care chores and give you a little time off. Spend this time with your kids, go to school, or take your spouse out for a date.
You can use the time to go shopping, to the bank, take care of personal business, or simply do the best thing you can for yourself and enjoy a little peace and quiet while you rest and recharge your batteries.
Our Caregivers Reign Supreme
Becoming a Comfort Keepers caregiver is no easy task. Our caregivers must prove they are properly trained, have the necessary licenses and certifications, and most of all, they have to pass a stringent background check.
Talking to Your Loved One
It can be difficult to talk to a senior about enrolling in respite care services, they are usually uncomfortable with having a stranger come to their home and learn about their personal details.
Here are a few simple suggestions that might help:
- Use questions designed to guide your loved one to the "right" conclusion
- 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.
- Be sure you listen to their concerns and points of view
- You must realize you aren't likely to succeed after the first conversation
- Choose the place and time to talk very carefully
- Do your homework and be ready to offer several options and any potential senior care schedules
- Make your questions as direct as possible
Our Team Is Here to Help
As your loved one's family caregiver, you have an established routine and level of care that have taken a long time to "perfect." But when you enlist the help of an agency, how do you know the caregiver will provide the same level of care? Are they going to stick to your established schedule or come in and mess everything up? The only way to get the answers you need is to ask your senior care advisor during your care consultation.
The one thing you need to keep in mind is that our care is designed to give you time to rest and take care of yourself. Be sure you make good use of the time our caregivers open up for you.
If you are ready to learn more about our respite care services and our skilled caregivers, contact our office online or give us a call, (614) 263-1998. We have agents on hand to answer many of your questions and schedule your free care consultation with one of our knowledgeable senior care advisors.