Respite Care Services For You And Your Loved One in Springfield, PA
Comfort Keepers of Springfield, PA offers a variety of options designed to help the family caregiver
Here in the U.S., it's very common to find family caregivers taking care of their elderly loved one day in and day out. Most have no idea how hard this job can become. It's not uncommon for family caregivers to put in more than 40 hours per week.
A recent 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
Caring for Your Loved One Is a Special Job
When it comes to providing your loved one with the care they deserve, there is nothing you wouldn't do. But when things start getting on top of you, there is no shame in asking for a little help. The caregivers that come with the respite care services offered by Comfort Keepers of Springfield, PA are here to help take some of the strain by tackling many of the day to day tasks you never seem to run out of.
Our caregiver can be there to take care of your loved one when you have an emergency come up or on a regular basis to give you time to take a break. The time is yours to do as you please with it, the best thing you can do is get some rest and take care of yourself.
Give us a call at (610) 543-6300 to learn more!
What Do Respite Services Do?
Every day you spend hours caring for your loved one without thinking about yourself. Our services come with a highly skilled professional caregiver. They can come to your home (or your loved one's home) and help with many personal care and homemaking tasks. You can use the time to hang out with your kids, go on a date with your spouse, or take care of personal business.
Along with using the time to do all of these things, the one thing you should do as much as you can to relax, rest and recuperate. We believe a well-rested and healthy family caregiver is the best solution to at home senior care.
Count On Our Caregivers
Comfort Keepers has a very strict hiring policy. Our caregivers are trained in providing respite care services, licensed, compassionate, and friendly. To keep you and your family safe, our caregivers also go through a stringent background check.
When You Need to Talk To Your Loved One
Talking to your loved one about a stranger coming in to help them is not going to be easy. Most seniors see this type of care as if their caregiver is going to steal their independence. Few trust a stranger with their personal information.
We suggest approaching your conversation along these lines:
- 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
- Be sure you emphasize the fact that you are not going to abandon them and that you will continue being their primary family caregiver.
- 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
- You must realize you aren't likely to succeed after the first conversation
- Make your questions as directly as possible
- Choose the place and time to talk very carefully
More Than A Helping Hand
We know you are doing your best to take care of your loved one but remember there is nothing wrong with asking for help. But how do you know if the respite care services your caregiver is going to provide will be at the same level of care as you or if they will stick to the routines you and your loved one have become used to? The way to find out is to talk to your senior care advisor and ask them any questions you might have.
Our services are intended to give you time to take care of yourself, be sure you use it wisely to get some rest. A well-rested caregiver is going to be better equipped to help their loved one.
Reach Out to Us
When you are ready to learn more about our respite care services, contact us online, Comfort Keepers of Springfield, PA at (610) 543-6300. Our agents can answer your questions and schedule your free care consultation with a senior care advisor to discuss your family's needs.