Why Caregivers Need Respite Care

When caring for an elderly family member, some families choose to move their loved ones back home. This is so the caregivers can keep a watchful eye on the person and allow for continuity in both parties’ daily routines. Having grown up with a parent or grandparent, you know exactly what favorite foods, activities, television shows, and more are. While it may be a difficult transition for everyone in the beginning, the long-term rewards make it a great decision.

What happens when caregivers need to go to the doctor, shop for groceries, have their autos serviced and other daily tasks? While some people choose to bring their parents and grandparents with them, not everyone is mobile, and more importantly, even caregivers need to take time for themselves. This is where respite care comes in. Whether for a few hours a day or sometime during the week, respite care places trained caregivers in a home and allows for the primary relative caregiver to have some downtime. A great option for these services is senior in-home care with Comfort Keepers.

In addition to being trained to work with seniors, quality caregivers are also specially trained to deal with medical emergencies and patients with dementia and memory impairments. This allows families to have peace-of-mind knowing their loved ones are in good hands.