Comfort Keepers of Reno, NV Offers Respite Care in Lake Tahoe, NV
Respite care ensures seniors get the assistance they need while family caregivers are away
Being your loved one's caregiver is rewarding in more ways than one. However, as time goes on and your loved one's medical condition starts getting increasingly complicated, it may become draining, both physically and emotionally. It is important to step back and take some time out for yourself. While you are out, Comfort Keepers provides respite care to make sure your loved one is still staying safe, giving you the peace of mind you need to truly relax.
Many family caregivers decide that professional respite care is the right choice for them simply because they do not want to rush or worry about their loved one when they are away. Not only does interim care provide a safe environment for seniors, it gives their primary caregivers peace of mind.
Before you engage the services of an interim professional caregiver, talk to your loved one first. Get their input on what they think is best and the sort of care they would like to receive. Professional senior caregiving is a sensitive issue for many seniors, particularly if they feel a lot of shame about needing assistance with day-to-day activities. Getting them to sign off on the idea could surprisingly make it a lot easier on you.
Once you have consulted your loved one about respite care, take a step back and make a rough outline of what you will need the professional caregiver to do. If your loved one suffers from a condition like Alzheimer's disease and needs a specialized skilled caregiver, make a note of that. It could help to make a list of everything your loved one needs taken care of during the day - it will make the caregiver's job much clearer and easier.
Many primary caregivers hesitate when it comes to respite care and taking time off, but it is important to keep in mind that you have to be at your best in order to provide quality care.
Please give us a call today to find out how professional home care assistance can improve the quality of life for both you and your senior loved one. We look forward to helping you find the best solution for your situation!