Senior Respite Care in King of Prussia, PA
When you need superior senior respite care count on Comfort Keepers of King of Prussia, PA to be there for you
A vast segment of Americans finds themselves in the position of being the family caregiver to an elderly loved one. While being able to do so can be very rewarding for both you and your loved one, it also means taking on a significant amount of work similar to that of having a 40-hour plus workweek at a standard job.
Family caregiving by the Numbers from an AARP study:
- 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
Senior Respite Care Is for You
While you are doing everything you can to provide the assistance your elderly loved one, there is going to come a time when the physical and mental strain starts to be too much. The moment you start to notice the strain is the time to reach out to Comfort Keepers of King of Prussia, PA and ask us about our senior respite care services that include a professional caregiver. Their job is to take up the strain and give you the time you need to take care of yourself.
Our caregiver is a professional who will come to your home or your loved one's home ready to provide a range of personal care and homemaking services. The goal is not to take over from you, but to give you the break you need and deserve.
Our Senior Respite Care Provider Is a Very Special Person
Here at Comfort Keepers, we are dedicated to maintaining teams of the best senior respite care providers in the country. To be sure, our caregivers are trained professionals with the best training and all required certifications. They have been through a very thorough background check to ensure your safety and that of your family and elderly loved one. The final test our caregivers must pass is their ability to be friendly and compassionate. This is what it takes to be a "Comfort Keeper."
How Do You Plan to Approach Your Loved One?
Bringing up the subject of a senior respite care service that includes an at home caregiver is not going to be easy. Most seniors are not happy with the thought that they might be a burden you are trying to pass off, others are not going to be happy with a "stranger" coming to their home and "invading their privacy." Here are a few tips that might help get the conversation started:
- 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 respite care schedules
- Make your questions as direct as possible
How Does Our Senior Respite Care Service Help?
On most days, you have no problem being home to take care of your loved one. But what plans do you have in place if a family emergency should happen? Who's going to step in and take up the slack when you are too sick to do it? This is where the Comfort Keepers senior respite care service can help. We can provide you with a professional caregiver who can be there for when things like this happen.
Being an around the clock caregiver for a loved one can often make it difficult to take care of personal business, visit your doctor or dentist, pay bills, or find the time to take care of yourself. Whether on a part-time or full-time basis, you can have the help of our caregiver to give the time you need to take care of everything else and most importantly of all, yourself.
Find Out More
If you are interested in finding out more about our senior respite care services and the amazing caregivers who offer their help, contact Comfort Keepers of King Of Prussia, PA at (484) 306-3083. Our lines are open 24/7 and are staffed by agents who can answer many of your questions and schedule your free in-home consultation with one of our senior advisors.