Senior Respite Care in Alexandria, VA
Comfort Keepers offers senior respite care for our neighbors in Alexandria, VA
When family members take on the role of caring for a loved one, the work is often more challenging than they realize at first. While providing this type of care is vital, it can easily become a full-time job.
Family Caregiving by the Numbers According to the AARP
- Average time spent caring for a loved one approx. 24.4 hours
- 23% of 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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Our Caregivers Are Here for You
The one thing you must never do is feel bad about asking for help. Your main goal should always be to provide your loved one with the best possible care. To ensure this happens, it may become necessary for you to have a little help from a professional caregiver when you have an emergency that must be attended to or simply need to take a break.
The thing that matters the most is finding the best way to continue providing the care your loved one needs without compromising your own health. Our services and caregivers are not here to replace you, but more to provide the backup you need.
Respite Care Explained
Simply put, senior respite care is for both you and your loved one. Whether you have an unscheduled emergency or include regular respite care on a regular basis, the idea behind respite care is to give the family caregiver a break.
Having one of our caregivers in your home, helping to care for your loved one, will free you up to indulge in a little self-care. It can give you time to spend with the kids, take care of a variety of errands, or attend to personal needs. Being properly rested will help you to provide better care for your family as well as your loved one.
The Peace of Mind You Need
Do you know what you would do if your work schedule changes, you need a vacation or just a little time to recharge your batteries? When you have a professional caregiver there to help, you have the peace of mind that comes with knowing your loved one is in good hands.
We Hire Only the Best
At Comfort Keepers of Alexandria, VA, we are proud of our ability to hire only the best. You can count on any caregiver that comes to your home is fully trained, has the necessary certifications, and has undergone a background check. Your safety and that of your family is assured through our senior respite care.
Approaching a Loved One
Most seniors tend to object to the idea of having a stranger come into their home to provide much-needed help. For many, it's the feeling of losing their independence, for others is a matter of trusting a stranger with their intimate details.
It's All in the Approach
Approaching an elderly loved one about bringing a professional caregiver into their home can prove challenging. But we have found these steps to be effective:
- 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 the concerns and points of view
- Do your homework and be ready to offer a number of 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.
Regarding Your Fears about Caregivers
While you already know you are doing the best you can to provide for your loved one, how do you know you can trust the caregiver to do the same thing? Will they be able to provide a seamless transition while sticking to your already established routine?
The best way to find out everything you need to know about our caregivers is to talk to an advisor. They can answer any questions you and your loved one have during your free care consultation. At the same time, they will work with you and your loved one to create a care program that meets your loved one's needs and be adjusted as these needs change.
If you are ready to learn more about our senior respite care services and our caregivers, contact Comfort Keepers of Alexandria, VA and let us set up an appointment for your free care consultation with one of our senior care managers today!