Respite care can do so much more for you and for your aging adult than allow you to take a break, but that doesn’t mean that breaks aren’t important. Respite care is a valuable tool for you to have access to as a caregiver, so start looking for the ways it can help you.
You’re Not a Machine
You might think when you start out as a caregiver that you can keep pushing and pushing yourself, but you’d be wrong. Eventually, you’re going to have a breakdown of some sort. Yours might be physical or emotional, but keeping yourself running at top speed without breaks is a sure way to experience a breakdown. Give yourself the time away that you need so that you can rest up.
You’re Having Your Own Health Issues
Chances are that your aging adult has some health issues that you’re helping her to manage. If you’re not doing the same for your own health issues, you’re giving yourself a recipe for disaster. Having help to take over for you gives you the time and the peace of mind that you need to be able to see your own doctor and to take care of your own health needs.
Your Senior Needs More Help than You Can Give Right Now
Your elderly family member’s needs are going to change over time. You might find that you’re temporarily in a space in which you don’t have the skills or the information that you need to be the best caregiver possible for her. Having respite care assistance means that you can get the skills or the information that you need and you can come back as the caregiver that she needs you to be.
You’ve Got Some Other Responsibilities
No one is an island, least of all a caregiver. You may have some other responsibilities, such as your career or your other family members, who temporarily need more of your time and attention. That might mean that you’re unable to be in two places at once. Having someone else who can step in becomes that vital tool you need to make sure your senior is taken care of while you’re taking care of other situations.
Taking advantage of respite care doesn’t mean that you’re lax as a caregiver. If anything, it means that you’re trying to be the best caregiver that you possibly can be. Having someone else who can step in when you need to be elsewhere is exactly what you need in order to be an effective caregiver over the long term.
If you are considering Home Health Care in Robinson TWP, PA, please contact the friendly staff at Liken Home Care. Call (412) 693-6820 or (855) 856-0551.
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Has been in the staffing business since 1970.The original company LIKEN SERVICES, INC. was a general service staffing company specializing in the administrative, clerical, secretarial all office support staff positions (both temporary and direct hire) with 14 branch offices in and around W. PA and Upstate NY.As a division of that company, LIKEN HEALTH CARE, INC. was started in 1974 as a medical staffing company that staffed hospitals and other health care facilities.In 1976,we began to “follow the patients home” and at that point we started providing private duty home care. In 1995, the general staffing company was sold to a national, public company, and the health care staffing company was retained. Since 1995, we have concentrated our efforts in the health care marketplace.
Due to the aging baby boomers and the fact people are just living longer, in the late 90’s we refocused the company and today Liken specializesin providing private duty assisted living to those who need help to remain at home.A valuable service that allows an individual to remain independent in their homes for a much longer period of time as well as maintain a high level of quality of life.
Today, we specialize in providing private duty home care (Liken Home Care) to the elderly, the recovering ill, and the disabled in all of Western Pa.
In addition, Robert isCPC (Certified Personnel Consultant) and a CTS (Certified Temporary Staffing Specialist); professional designations of the National Association of Personnel Services.
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