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Reasons Why a Family Caregiver Might Need Respite Care

Family caregivers are known for giving their all, but there may come a time when you need a break from this duty. Anchorage respite care is one option that allows a professional caregiver to step in and help so families can tend to their personal needs. Here are some common reasons why you may need to consider respite care.

Medical Appointments

As a family caregiver, finding time to visit the dentist or doctor can be challenging, yet staying healthy means you can provide the best care for your loved one. Respite care can be scheduled for a single appointment or on an ongoing basis, depending on your needs.

Vacation

Whether you long to travel the world or just enjoy a weekend at the beach, respite care can allow you to enjoy some rest and relaxation. During your time away, you can rest assured your loved one is receiving quality professional Anchorage home care from a trusted companion.

Time with Children

In addition to careers, many family caregivers also have children who need to be transported to afterschool events or who just need some one-on-one time with their parent. With respite care, you’ll never need to worry about missing that weekend baseball game or parent-teacher conference.

Support Group Visits

When a loved one has a long-term illness such as Alzheimer’s, the challenges can be overwhelming. You can use respite care to open up time to talk to others who can share strategies for making these challenges easier.

Relaxation

Taking time to de-stress is important for avoiding caregiver burnout. Caregivers can utilize respite care to indulge in some relaxation. From a visit to the salon to an hour alone to read a book, a little break ensures Anchorage caregivers can return to their duties relaxed and ready to meet their loved one’s needs.

If caring for your loved one has become overwhelmingand you need a break, Home Care Assistance can help. Our caregivers are available 24/7 to assist your loved one with a variety of daily tasks such as meal prep, light housekeeping, bathing, and grooming. We also offer 24-hour care and all of our senior care services are backed with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. For more information, call one of our Care Managers at (907) 770-0907 to schedule a free in-home consultation.