When someone we love has been impacted by illness, aging, injury or ailment and they find themselves in need of personal care to meet their everyday needs, it is natural to want to help them as much as possible. From sunup routines to sundown rituals and everything in between, there is a wide-range of tasks that must be performed on a daily basis. Some may require assistance with meeting specific needs while others may find they need help meeting most or all of their daily living needs. Timeframes vary from person to person. Some may require care for a short period of time while others require it for much longer. Supporting our loved ones in their time of need is a genuine way of showing love and concern. Though with this commitment, it is important to remember self-care alongside providing care.
Self-care refers to the time we take to tend to our own inner and outer needs. Personal health and wellness are paramount, though they may be placed on the backburner for a variety of reasons such as when juggling tasks, fulfilling obligations or providing care for others. Here at Aqua Home Care, we understand the importance of taking time to destress, unwind, reflect, rest and tending to one’s own care needs. Our team refers caregivers from our registry to meet the needs of individuals seeking support at home, and we have helped find respite for families who provide care as well. Respite care offers intervals of time when a trusted caregiver can step in to offer support. An as-needed contract can be developed for those who have family members wishing to provide care, but who also need someone to be there in their place from time to time. During this time, services can be provided such as:
- Personal grooming and hygiene
- Assistance using the facilities
- Heavy cleaning
- Meal preparation and feeding
- Medication reminders
- Communication with family caregivers
- Mobility assistance
- Changing bed linens
- Assistance getting in and out of bed
- And more
Respite care services allows families who wish to care for their loved ones do so while still being able to tend to their own health and wellness needs. Here at Aqua Home Care, we believe in the importance of family and having someone you can trust fulfill the role of caregiver whenever needed. If you are interested in respite care services, please do not hesitate to give our team a call. We are here to pair individuals with the care they need and deserve from caregivers who exude respect, compassion, professionalism and concern for the well-being of their clients. When self-care is needed, Aqua Home Care is here to help.