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Giving Compassion Back to the Caregivers

Caregiving can be so fulfilling, especially when it involves giving back to a parent or someone you love. However, without regular, healthy breaks, it can be emotionally, mentally, and physically draining. This, if left unaddressed, can lead to something called caregiver burnout – a state of severe emotional, mental, and physical exhaustion.

At Eliteservices Homecare, we have realized that caregiver burnout for family caregivers usually occurs from trying to handle more than they can. With no trusted and competent person to occasionally take over, family caregivers feel they have no choice but to shoulder the “burden” alone, to the point of feeling guilty whenever they spend a few hours on themselves.

Symptoms of Caregiver Burnout:

Most family caregivers don’t even realize that they’re sliding into burnout until they become unwell. Some of the early signs of caregiver burnout include:

  • Severe emotional, mental, and physical exhaustion
  • Feelings of depression, hopelessness, and helplessness
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Unexplained changes in weight and eating habits
  • Recurring infections

What Is Respite Care?

Our respite services offer relief to family caregivers, with the aim of giving them ample time to “recharge.” This kind of care is usually offered on a short-term basis but it can also run for weeks or months, depending on the situation at hand.

We believe that when family caregivers are healthy emotionally, mentally, and physically, they are in a far much better position to provide quality care to their loved ones.

Our respite care services involve pretty much every service we offer, including:

  • Personal Care
  • Companionship and light housekeeping tasks
  • Assistance with IADLs, e.g., grocery shopping, bills management, dropping off and picking up dry cleaning, and other errands
  • Meal planning and preparation
  • Transportation to medical and social appointments
  • Safety supervision
  • Specialty care for chronic conditions and unique situations
  • And more

If you or someone you know could benefit from our respite care services in Cumberland County, don’t hesitate to contact us today. Our respite care services are under supervision and direction of an RN, MD or an experienced healthcare provider.