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Respite Care

Inhale...Exhale...Breathe deeply.

Are you feeling pulled in all directions, but yet feeling stuck and sandwiched between the pressures of time and obligations???

Do you need help caring for your loved one, but you don't want to feel guilty of putting him/her in a "home"?

You still have to go to work, but you're worried about leaving mom/dad all alone at home?

OR

Do you just need a bit of "me-time"?

 

Our Respite Care Program can help you!

Common signs and symptoms of caregiver stress and burnout:

  • Difficulty sleeping

  • Chronic tension headaches

  • Chronic back and/or shoulder pain

  • Shallow breathing

  • Anxiety

  • Increasingly irritable and impatient

  • Turning to “bad habits” just to get through the day 

  • Feeling helpless or hopeless

  • Neglecting your own needs or hygiene

 

Benefits of Respite Care for your loved-one:

  • Proper meals and snacks included

  • Socialization with current residents and authorized guests

  • Participation in the planned activities if desired

  • Access to the pool as appropriate

  • RN oversight

  • Medication management

  • Rest and leisure

By: Jeanne Caneda, RN

YOU ARE doing an AMAZING job – that of being a caregiver to your family!

 

But the on-going responsibilities and obligations can seem relentless.

We feel you. We understand. We lend you our hand.

We’ve been conditioned by the industrial revolution to work hours on end to the point of self-sacrifice at the expense of our own health, or marriage, or time with our children, or at the expense of the time to live the beauty of our one and only life. We cannot be of optimum service to others without practicing self-care. This same philosophy is applied by airlines who, if the oxygen masks drop down, instruct us to put our own mask on first AND then help a child or another person put their mask on next –we cannot help anyone else if we’ve already passed out from failing to help ourselves first!

“You cannot serve from an empty vessel” so pause a while to feed your soul as you strengthen yourself in your caregiving role.

With our Respite Care program, you can have the hours, or the days, or the weeks you need to rest your body and rejuvenate your spirit all with the peace of mind that your loved-one is safe under our care.

We are here to help. You just have to ask.

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” – Benjamin Franklin