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Respite Care: Senior Home Care La Jolla CA
Respite Care: Senior Home Care La Jolla CA

What do you know about caregiver burnout? Here are a few facts that impact family caregivers.

First, 17% of family caregivers report feeling physical strain while providing help to an aging parent or another family member. Second, 36% report feeling high levels of emotional stress. Third, one out of five family caregivers “feels alone” and that can impact both physical and mental health.

As a family caregiver, you have to put your own needs first and your parent’s needs second. If you’re not doing that, you will become overwhelmed. Caregiver burnout is real and exhausting. It’s time to explore how respite care services from a senior home care agency can ease the exhaustion you feel.

What Is Respite Care?

One of the mistakes people make involves the definition of respite care. Elderly respite care is emergency or short-term care provided to an older adult so that the usual caregiver can take time off. It’s not the care given to someone in the final stage of life, that’s a service called hospice care.

You’ve been caring for your dad for months without a break, and you’re burned out. Respite care is the care you need to have a day off once a week. If you find yourself sick and need to stay at home to avoid spreading a cold, flu, or COVID to your dad, respite care services are what you need.

How Does It Work?

You need a break or you’re sick, so you need a caregiver to help out until you’re ready to take back over. A caregiver comes to your dad’s home and helps him do the same things you help him with. He’s supported each day, every few days, or once a week, and you have the peace of mind that he isn’t alone and struggling.

If you drive your dad to his weekly physical therapy appointments, his caregiver will do it. You take your dad shopping each week. His caregiver can help him shop for groceries and run errands. He has support while picking up prescription refills, getting packages at the post office, or purchasing new shoes.

Your dad’s caregiver can help him clean his home, change his sheets, and do the laundry. His caregiver can cook meals, join him on walks, and help him with grooming and hygiene.

Respite care is available for as long as you need the break. You might want to arrange this service to have a day or two off each week. Or, you may need a caregiver to take over every day for weeks until your health improves.

Talk to a senior home care specialist about your situation. Learn more about prices and schedules and book the services you and your dad need to feel fully supported as he ages at home.

For more information about how caregivers at La Jolla Nurses Homecare can help your aging parents stay in their own homes, call 858-454-9339. We are a home care agency providing quality and affordable Senior Home Care in La Jolla, CA, and the surrounding communities.

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