For others, being a caregiver is new. Your elderly parent or other relative may be slowly declining due to age, chronic health condition, or other issue. The care they need from you gradually increases. You may have been easily able to accommodate their needs early on when they were few and inconsistent, but what can you do when it becomes clear they need a caregiver to visit them daily? If you have a career, are raising children, or have other demands on your time, it can be difficult to do this without some help.
The Basics of Respite Care
Reliant’s respite care service provides the breaks you need to take care of yourself. Respite care isn’t a sign that you can’t handle it or that you’re giving up. In fact, it’s just the opposite: it’s a sign that you know your own limits and that you’re aware you need rest. By taking a break every now and then to take care of things that you need to do or to simply rest a bit, you can return to your loved one more focused and able to help.
You can call on us for respite care for a number of reasons. You may have your own doctor’s appointments or other meetings that you can’t do over the phone or even via a video call. You might also need to run errands that can only be done during business hours or at other specific times. Respite care is also incredibly helpful when you don’t feel well or have injured yourself and need to take a few days to recover.
You can even reach out to us for respite care just to have a day to yourself. That’s a form of self-care, too, and it’s a form of rest. Taking care of yourself will help you avoid coming to resent your loved one, feeling burnt out, or becoming unwell and exhausted. When any of those things occur, you won’t be giving your loved one the level of care they deserve or that you want to provide. Other parts of your life will also start to suffer, including your relationships with other loved ones.
What Our Respite Care Service Entails
Reliant can provide respite care as often as you need. Those who have children may need respite care every afternoon so they can pick up their kids from school. Others may need a break once a week or once every couple of weeks. Others may need us on an irregular basis for appointments and other errands. We will work with you to create a schedule of care that best fits your needs and the needs of your loved one.
When one of our skilled caregivers comes to stay with your loved one, they can provide a number of services. We offer assistance with daily tasks such as dressing and preparing meals, help getting up and down, provide transportation to medical appointments, and more. We can also simply sit and talk with your loved one. We will work closely with you to ensure that we provide the right skills necessary whenever you need our respite care.
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While the above information can be helpful, we know that caregiving is very often a personal experience. You likely have a lot of questions that aren’t covered here or aren’t certain what type of care your loved one needs. To get a better idea of how Reliant can help you, please reach out to us. We are more than happy to answer any questions you have or direct you toward resources that can help your specific needs.
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Whether you need a little bit of respite care or someone to be with your loved one every day, Reliant Home Care Services is here for you. We understand what it means to be caregivers—many of us have had to take on this role in our personal lives. It’s hard, but it’s not impossible when you have the right resources and help in your corner. We will walk you through every step, answer all of your questions, and create a custom program of care for your loved one, allowing them to live independently while remaining safe and sound.
If you’re in need of in-home care services, there’s no reason to delay learning more. Even if you don’t feel like you’re currently in need, it never hurts to learn what options are available. Contact Reliant Home Care Services today at