All posts within: respite care

Aug
07

caring for seniorsFeeling safe, protected and cared for is so wonderful. Moms and dads thrive on making sure their children are wrapped inside the comfort of recognizing their needs will be met, giving the safety net that allows them the confidence to explore the world about them. But there comes a phase in all children’s lives when the longing for self-sufficiency exceeds the benefit of protection, and they… read more


Posted August 07, 2017
Tags: Family Caregiving, respite care

 

Apr
06

Caring for ParentsHas your mantra lately been, "If only there were a few more hours in the day?" If you are a member of the "sandwich generation" – caring for a parent and your children at the same time – getting pulled in many directions is often an everyday occurrence, and can quickly become overwhelming. Independence-4-Seniors Home Care of Chicago, IL invites you to take just a few… read more


Posted April 06, 2017
Tags: Caregiver Health, respite care

 

Dec
20

senior caregiversFamily senior caregivers are "routinely marginalized and ignored within the health care system." So says the latest report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. With around 18 million family members serving as senior caregivers for an older loved one, this report is alarming, as neglect of the caregivers can result in seniors at risk for harm due to uninformed, inadequate care. 

Here’s what… read more


Posted December 20, 2016
Tags: Caregiver Health, respite care

 

Sep
17

Caring for an aging loved one is often a full-time job, and like any job, it's important to take some time off once in a while. Taking the time to care for yourself allows you to recharge your mental and emotional batteries so that you can be a better caregiver for your loved one. Having a plan in place for when you need a break can help things go smoothly. The following tips can help… read more


Posted September 17, 2013
Tags: home care, respite care

 

Sep
02

Caring for an elderly or disabled loved one is a physically, mentally, and emotionally demanding job, one that requires time for the family caregiver to rest and relax on occasion. Respite care allows for relief from the daily responsibilities of caregiving, allowing the family caregiver to also care for himself or herself.

  • Here are a few basic tenets of respite care:
  • Respite from ongoing care responsibilities ensures loved ones still receive the attention they… read more


    Posted September 02, 2013
    Tags: home care, respite care

     


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