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Family Caregivers and the Importance of Respite Care

By Carolina Orosa, 7:04 pm on

Caring for an aging parent or loved one is a difficult task that can affect one’s physical, mental and emotional health. When family caregivers feel overwhelmed by their caregiving responsibilities, they turn to the professionals at Home Care Assistance Vancouver. We offer respite care services to provide temporary relief for you as a family caregiver and exceptional care for your elderly loved one. Some of the benefits of respite care include:

  • Rest for caregivers. Many family caregivers experience high levels of stress, anxiety and a lack of rest and alone time. It’s not uncommon for caregivers to put their health on hold because they feel their highest responsibility is to care for their elderly loved one. Respite care offers quality care for the senior and provides family caregivers much needed breaks to care for themselves.
  • Consistent care for seniors. Allowing an elderly loved one to remain at home requires someone to care for them constantly, making sure their needs are met. This can be difficult for family caregivers who are not retired and must juggle a job and other family responsibilities. Respite care from a reliable Vancouver home health care agency frees up the schedule of family caregivers and provides seniors with the consistent, quality care they need and deserve.
  • Companionship for seniors. Respite caregivers become an integral part of the day to day activities of your loved one. As a result, they often offer more than assistance, but provide invaluable companionship and emotional support. In addition, your elderly loved one is able to maintain their social ties, constantly interacting with their caregiver. The improving of social skills and trust helps build confidence in the senior, thereby boosting overall mood.

Don’t risk your personal health or the health of your loved one and contact Home Care Assistance of Vancouver today. With flexible care schedules ranging from hourly to live-in care in Vancouver, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing a professional and compassionate caregiver is there to provide your loved one with quality assistance and support.