At Home Respite Care in Herndon, VA
Comfort Keepers of Herndon, VA has a complete range of at home respite care services available to help the family caregiver.
Providing an elderly loved one with the care they need to continue living at home, whether theirs or yours, can be a very rewarding job. Yes, it is a job, no matter how you look at it. One that can easily take on the life of a full-time job from which it's hard to find time to take a break.
The AARP conducted a study regarding family care for a loved one:
- Family caregivers spend over 41 hours caring for a loved one
- 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
At Home Respite Care That's There for You
Your compassion and love for your elderly family member can be a very rewarding choice. It's good to be there for the loved one who cared for you when you were younger. But at the same time, it can prove to be mentally and physically exhausting. To help keep this from happening, Comfort Keepers of Herndon, VA offers a range of at home care services designed to help ease the strain of providing this type of care.
A large part of our at home respite care comes in the form of our professional caregivers. They can be in your home (or your loved one's home) when needed to give you that much-needed break. You might be surprised at how much difference being able to take a break and catch your breath can be.
Our Caregivers Make a Difference
It is the goal of our at home respite care program to provide you and your loved one with one or more of the best professional caregivers available. Each of our caregivers has undergone the necessary training, is fully licensed and certified, and has undergone a complete background investigation. To sweeten the deal, we employ only those who have a friendly and compassionate outlook to care for our clients.
Bringing Up the Subject
At Comfort Keepers, we are only too aware of how challenging it can be to try and talk to an elderly loved one about the need for at home respite care. They tend to be distrustful of strangers and loath to accept that they are no longer able to care for themselves and that you can't always be there for them. We suggest that you:
- 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
- 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
How Can Our Caregivers Help?
As long as things are going smoothly, you might not think you need our at home respite care services. But what happens when there is a hiccup along the way? What if you need to leave and take care of a family emergency? What if your job decides to move you to a different shift? Who are you going to call when no one else in your family can help and you are exhausted? This is where our professional caregivers can step in and provide much-needed assistance.
This is only the tip of the iceberg. There are going to be times when you have medical or dental appointments, need to go shopping or the bank. Then there are those times when you just need a few hours to do things for yourself such as visiting your local spa/salon. This is a large part of why we developed our at home respite care program, to give you the help you need when you need it.
If you would like to learn more about our at home respite care services and our team of outstanding caregivers, contact Comfort Keepers of Herndon, VA at (703) 424-9519. Our phones are staffed 24/7 by a team of skilled agents who are there to answer your questions. They can also schedule a free in-home consultation with one of our knowledgeable senior care advisors to discuss your needs and those of your loved one before developing a care plan that will work now and can be adjusted as these needs change.