As a caregiver for a senior relative, you want your loved one to have the best quality of life possible. You may consider getting home-care services for extra support. However, many caregivers hold themselves back from asking for help. We want you to know that requesting care services can improve the well-being of you and your loved one. Let us explain why you might need a professional caregiver’s support even when you live with your loved one.

Why Request Home Care for Older Adults Who Live With Others?

Caregivers can have plenty of reasons to ask for help from a professional service. Requesting assistance means you understand your limits and your loved one’s needs. You might need support for one of these reasons:

  • Increase in care needs: Your loved one’s care needs can increase over time or when an accident happens. You could have the resources and energy to look after them at first, but then they begin to require extra supervision or assistance. In-home services can help you address these new challenges while keeping your loved one at home.
  • Need for a break: Did you know that you can request temporary care when you have obligations outside the home? Sometimes, you need a short break to recharge. Permitting yourself to let someone else handle your care tasks keeps you and your loved one happy and healthy. Everyone needs to relax from time to time.
  • More challenges than expected: Caregiving involves many tasks that you can take for granted. What seems manageable at first can turn out to have more obstacles than you thought. A professional caregiver can make your role easier to handle so your loved one can stay at home.
  • Change of obligations: Many caregivers have work, school or housekeeping to manage in addition to looking after their loved ones. When you get a new job or a promotion, your schedule can change. Maybe you plan on going back to school as you stay home and take care of your relative. A professional caregiver can cover the times you can’t be at the house.

You may have a different reason for seeking professional care services than the ones we mentioned. If you feel you need help, we want you to know those needs are valid.

About Our Respite Care Service Referrals

At Active Senior Care, we refer professional caregivers to seniors and their loved ones. Our respite care caregivers can look after your relative while you focus on other aspects of life. We ensure that every caregiver we refer has the certification and clearance to meet your loved one’s care needs. You can request help for a day or for several weeks. During your interviews with potential caregivers, you will find many options.

Hire Your Adult Caregiver Services Today

Would you like professional assistance with taking care of your loved one? Let us help you find the right solution. We welcome you to contact us today for a free home visit or more information about our referral services.

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