Providing care for your senior-aged loved one is an incredibly rewarding yet often difficult to manage responsibility. Without taking the occasional break to care for yourself and pursue your own interests, you will likely burn out. One way you can take the weight of being the sole-caregiver off your shoulders is by requesting the assistance of a highly reputable in-home care agency such as SYNERGY HomeCare of the Glen Ellyn, Illinois area.
Here Are Three Ways SYNERGY HomeCare Can Help You …
1. Take This Newly Freed Up Time to Give Yourself a Short Break
When providing care for your aging family member is all you’ve been able to do in your “free” time away from your own daily responsibilities, sometimes even just taking a few hours to relax or go do something you love is enough to make you feel rejuvenated. If your loved one isn’t at the point of needing full-time in-home care but would still benefit from having a caregiver come and help out with chores and offer companionship a few hours once or twice a week, SYNERGY HomeCare can help.
This respite may give you just the right amount of time to unwind, whether that entails going to the spa with a friend, going out to dinner with your significant other, seeing a movie with your children or anything else you enjoy.
2. Get Help Managing Weekly Demands
Most family caregivers have plenty of their own obligations – whether they’re professional, familial or volunteer commitments – to worry about outside of looking after their aging loved one. Balancing all of these alone is often quite difficult.
If you find yourself having a hard time managing all your duties and responsibilities on top of caring for your loved one, SYNERGY HomeCare’s compassionate in-home caregivers can help alleviate your stress. We’ll work closely with you and your loved one to help develop an individualized care plan that provides him or her with the assistance they need and you the breathing room to live your life without neglecting your duties.
Whether you’d both benefit from a caregiver once a week, or daily visits are more in line with you family’s needs – we’ll happily accommodate and do whatever we can to make both of your lives easier.
3. Take a Well-Deserved Vacation
A vacation is obviously the ultimate respite, but many family caregivers are so caught up providing care for their family member that they may dismiss the idea of taking a trip somewhere new or that they’ve always loved. If your aging loved one needs assistance with everyday activities such as meal preparation, basic housework, running errands or personal care, our friendly in-home care providers will take care of it all so you can take this time to get away from all your responsibilities and recharge.
Let SYNERGY HomeCare step in to care for your loved one so you can escape for a while, relax and recollect yourself. Contact our Glen Ellyn area office today to schedule an in-home needs assessment, during which our caring experts will come to your loved one’s home at a time that’s convenient, listen carefully to all your needs and create a detailed plan that provides him or her with the care they need and deserve, while you take some much-needed time for yourself.