Caregiver Insights: Senior In Home Care

What is Respite Care?

By Patrick Philbrick-Director on Aug 1, 2018 8:12:00 AM

Many Sacramento residents are caring for their aging family members or loved ones on a daily basis while trying to maintain their own everyday lives, hold down jobs, care for their own immediate family, and find time for other responsibilities and hobbies. This is no easy task, but people often do it so their older loved ones can still live in their homes and remain comfortable.

Respite Care is a way for the caregiver to finally get some relief. The dictionary definition of respite care is “temporary institutional care of a dependent elderly, ill, or handicapped person, providing relief for their usual caregivers.” Essentially, Respite Care is an option for family members and loved ones to utilize to get a break from caring for their senior family members or loved ones.

When is Respite Care Needed
Often times, caregivers do not know how much of a responsibility caring for someone will be. Eventually, there will come a time during this process that you need a break and temporary help. You may need to get away for a few days, whether it be when an emergency situation occurs or for a planned vacation. This would be an opportune time to enlist the assistance of a respite care caregiver. Beyond these instances, respite care can help you ensure you’re properly caring for your own mental and physical health. If you are tired, overwhelmed, frustrated, or feel as though you are giving too much of your time and resources to care for your loved one, it may be time to turn to respite care.

How Harmony Home Care Can Help
Using respite care is not “giving up” or a sign of weakness; in fact, it is putting everyone’s best interest as a priority. Harmony Home Care is happy to step in when you need a break – no matter what the reason is. At-home care is at the forefront of what we do, so we can keep your loved one in the comfort of their home while receiving compassionate and professional attention. Our services are customized to fit the needs of our individual client and their families in the Sacramento area. We will work with you to develop a respite care plan that goes above and beyond to ensure your loved one is cared for in their familiar surroundings with a personal level of care that makes them feel like family.

For more information on respite care and how it could be a solution for your family, please call 916-933-9777 or visit our website. Our professional staff consists of highly skilled individuals who are in the top 5% of the market. We only hire people that we would personally trust to care for our own parents. We are more than happy to serve those in need of caregiving assistance in Sacramento, El Dorado, Placer, and Yolo counties. For daily tips, advice, and news, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google Plus.

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Caring for an aging parent or spouse can be overwhelming. It takes a lot of time and energy, especially with so much already on your plate.

We understand because we’ve been through it with our own parents. Our founders, have both taken care of their own aging parents.

We started Harmony Home Care to help other families give their loved ones the care they deserve. We write this blog to help you deal with the challenges and stress of coping with your aging parents

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