The holidays can be a stressful time, and that’s especially true for someone caring for an elderly loved one. The addition of having relatives visit from out of town, cooking, and finding time to go Christmas shopping can add up but making use of respite care can help ease some of the stress caused by caregiving during the holiday season.
Use respite care to avoid holiday stress
Respite care can be helpful for a variety of reasons. Caregivers who want to focus on the well-being of their loved one can use professional help in areas such shopping, errands or meal preparation or light housekeeping which may become more important during the holiday season.
Companion Care services include:
Conversations & company Medication reminders
Meal preparation Laundry & light housekeeping
Shopping & errand services Transportation & activities
Mail & paperwork organization And so much more
Enlisting the assistance of respite care providers can be useful during the holiday season also because they can make it easier for caregivers to visit other members of their family. Perhaps they want to stop by a family party but can’t leave their mother or father alone, respite care providers can give them the necessary time off.
Of course, respite care is not just a useful tool during the holiday season. Family caregivers may also want to make use of such services during the rest of the year to allow them to focus on work or to avoid caregiver burnout.
Companion Care: FirstLight Home Care, will come to the home. This can provide a caregiver with needed breaks they need to get rejuvenated during the day or week, and the loved one with some valuable diversions and activities that a Companion Care service can provide.
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