Comfort Keepers Respite Care for Murietta, CA
Learn how respite care can provide the care seniors need while giving caregivers the break they've earned.
Caring for a senior loved one can be stressful. When short-term care turns into a long-term commitment, however, the stress can go to a whole new level. First, many family caregivers are not trained or prepared for the type or intensity of care their senior loved one needs. Second, many family caregivers also have other demands on their time. Couple these challenges with progressive disorders like dementia, Alzheimer's disease, late-stage cancer, and others that require intensive, round-the-clock supervision and care, and caregivers may quickly become overwhelmed.
Why Do Caregivers in Murietta, CA Need Respite Care?
Due to the constant stress of caregiving, many family caregivers face chronic illness, depression, and compromised immune systems. They may miss important meetings, forget to pay their bills, neglect social engagements – including those with their own family – and let their own personal care falter. These caregivers have run into what is known as caregiver burnout.
The good news is burnout can be avoided and even reversed by taking regular, short-term breaks. In the caregiving field, these breaks are known as respites. Understandably, the care provided to a caregiver's loved one while the family member is on their respite is called "respite care". In short, when a family member needs a break to take care of their own personal health and welfare, respite care providers take their place in caring for their senior loved one.
Comfort Keepers provides in-home respite care 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. Additionally, they specialize in dementia and Alzheimer's care, hospital to home transitioning, and end of life care. The care can be planned in advanced or used in case of an emergency. Typical respite breaks range from and hour to several days but rarely last more than a week.
The greatest benefit of respite care is not just the restoration of the caregiver, but the positive impact it has upon the care provided to the senior. After all, how great can the care be when the caregiver is burned out, exhausted, frustrated, depressed, and ill? By taking the time to rejuvenate, family caregivers end up providing much more compassionate, consistent, and higher-quality care to their loved one.
For more information about the many ways Comfort Keepers respite care services can help you and your senior loved one maximize their independence, freedom, and quality of life, contact a senior care coordinator today.
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Office Location: 41593 Winchester Rd, Suite 200, Temecula, CA 92590