Respite Care in Los Osos, CA and Surrounding Areas

Learn how interim home care and respite care can help your senior loved one!

If you have made the noble choice of becoming your loved one's primary caregiver, we salute you. It is definitely not easy and it comes with many very particular challenges. Many caregivers struggle with juggling responsibilities and making time for themselves. If you find that 24 hours in a day are simply not enough to take care of everything you need to, interim home care may be a solution to your problems.

Few people decide to care for their parents as they get older simply because the demands of modern living are too high. It is difficult and often impossible to balance the demands of caregiving with a career, family and children, and many people understandably opt out. Of course, those who decide to become caregivers have judged the rewards of knowing their loved ones are safe and being well cared for outweigh the challenges. However, everybody needs a break now and then. That is where interim home care comes in.

Choosing respite care means our caregivers will come to your loved one's home and relieve you of your duties so you can rest, recharge, or focus on other important matters. We find that many primary caregivers have a hard time taking some time for themselves. What most do not realize is that even the strongest, most organized among us need to take care of ourselves first before we can care for anyone else effectively. For example, a person trying to balance too many things at once may find themselves not sleeping enough and losing focus. This lack of focus can have a number of detrimental effects on your loved one's health. For example, a person lacking focus may forget to give their parents crucial medication. We are all human and this can happen to the best of us, so it is best to get help before it comes to this.

Besides sheer weakness and tiredness, caregivers that are balancing many other responsibilities often find themselves emotionally drained. As you can imagine, this can also make an individual a much less effective caregiver. It is always better to get interim home care help before a mistake is made or you have become simply too tired to go on.

Respite care, also known as interim home care, was invented to give you a short break to take care of anything you need to do. Most people use it to run errands, catch up on shopping, or go to the doctor. But it can also be used to take some time out for yourself to do anything you need, including getting some much-needed rest.

To find out more about respite care and interim home care in Los Osos, CA and whether it could work for you, give Comfort Keepers Home Care a call at 528-8862.

What is Respite Care?

 

Known in some countries as “short break” care, respite care services provide planned interim home care breaks for families and other unpaid caregivers who need time outside the home or to simply take a rest. Respite care helps support and maintain the primary caregiving relationship.

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