Premier Respite Care for Seniors & Families in La Jolla
Watching an aging loved one – a strong, independent and loving mother, father or grandparent – fall victim to old age is one of the most challenging and emotional things to watch. You feel obligated to step in and help, providing care that allows your loved one to remain at home with their dignity and respect. As you push your limits to provide the highest level of care, understand that you do not have to do this alone. With the support of the experienced and compassionate caregivers at Home Care Assistance, you can enjoy respite and relief knowing your loved one is in professional and caring hands.
When to Seek Help as a Family Caregiver
Unfortunately, many family caregivers seek help after they have come to a breaking point, when they are completely exhausted, overwhelmed and isolated. While it is never too late to receive support and help with caregiving, it is best to identify signs of caregiver stress or burnout as soon as possible. The better you care for yourself, the better care you will be able to provide your aging loved one. Here are a few common warning signs that indicate respite care is necessary:
- Feeling tired and physically exhausted a majority of the time
- Always fighting off a cold, cough or the sniffles
- Frequent headaches and muscle aches
- Change in appetite or sleep habits
- Lacking motivation and having a sense of self doubt
- Feeling helpless, trapped and a detachment from the rest of the world
- Lashing out at loved ones and become angered easily
Flexible Hourly, Live-In & Overnight Respite Care Plans
Juggling your care responsibilities with family and work obligations is a difficult task that creates an overwhelming amount of stress. Respite care allows you to take a step back from caregiving – for a few hours a day or the duration of an entire weekend – so you can rest, recharge and focus on yourself. We offer flexible scheduling and are available to our clients 24/7. Whether you need to change your care schedule in the middle of the night or need a last-minute caregiver for an emergency, you can rely on Home Care Assistance to be there when you need us most.
Care that Helps Strengthen Family Relationships
Although caregiving can be an extremely rewarding experience, it can also make feelings of frustration, anger and resentment surface. At Home Care Assistance, we talk to many families who tell us that home care helped keep their family together. With the help of a highly qualified and compassionate respite caregiver, families are able to return to their roles as loving sons or daughters, not caregivers.
For more information about our respite care services, dial 858-842-1346 and schedule your complimentary no obligation consultation today.