Respite Care in
LifeCare Home Health & In-Home Services
At LifeCare Home Health & In-Home Services, we are devoted to helping
caregivers tend to loved ones. Taking care of a loved can be exhausting and can easily
lead to physical, emotional, and psychological burnout. To help prevent
this, we offer Respite Care Services that provide caregivers with the
much-needed break they need to overcome potential burnout.
All of our respite care workers are carefully prescreened, insured, bonded,
trained, and highly supervised.
Additionally, one of our care managers will conduct spontaneous supervisory
visits for quality assurance and your own peace of mind. With LifeCare
Home Health & In-Home Services, your loved one will never be alone.
How Our Respite Care Program Works
Basic functions that a LifeCare Respite Care worker can assist with include:
- Bathing and grooming the patient
- Light housekeeping and meal preparation
- Transportation and companionship
- Nighttime tuck-in and morning wake-up
- Live-in and hourly caregiving
Caregivers who have the help of a LifeCare Respite Care worker generally
benefit from the following:
- Minimizing stress
- Overcoming physical exhaustion
- Catch up on sleep
- Guilt-free time to self
- Regaining energy
- Catching up with friends and family
- Spending more quality time with loved ones, without the hard labor
- Boosted immune system
Signs of Caregiver Burnout
Physical Signs of Caregiver Fatigue:
- Sleep disturbance, i.e. hypersomnia or insomnia
- Change in appetite
- Decrease in energy
- Difficulty breathing
- Rapid heartbeat
- Somatic complaints, i.e. chest pain, muscle aches, GI problems, etc.
- Nightmares and nighttime terrors
- Impaired immune system
Emotional Signs of Caregiver Fatigue:
- Emotional numbness
- Emotional fluctuations
Psychological Signs of Caregiver Fatigue:
- Change in perception of life’s goals
- Decreased feelings of personal safety
- Loss of professional identity
- Internal negative dialog
- Isolation from others (also physical isolation)
- Low motivation
- Decreased ability to cope with stress
- Loss of faith
- Change in perception of self
For more options and information about our Respite Care Services, do not
hesitate to contact us or visit our office. We truly believe that caregivers
do the most important work that anyone can do; that being said, the biggest
mistake a caregiver make is neglecting to care for himself or herself.
Let us help you.
We are not just healthcare, but LifeCare. Contact us today.