Supporting the Family Caregiver with Respite Care

Studies demonstrate that family caregivers typically put their care recipient’s needs above their own needs, often putting themselves at risk for health issues.  Respite care from Independence-4-Seniors in DuPage county can help provide some much needed time away for a caregiver to attend to his or her own needs. Check out some of the helpful resources below regarding caregiver respite.

Downloadable Tools and Tips:

Click the links to view or right click to print or save to your computer.

Web Resources:

Click the links below to access resource Web sites to find out more about supporting the family caregiver with respite care.

Family Caregiving 101
The National Alliance for Caregiving created this site to provide caregivers with tools, skills and information necessary to protect their own health while providing care for loved ones.

Help Guide: Understand Respite Care
Learn more about the different types of respite care.

“Taking Care of YOU: Self-Care for Family Caregivers”
This informative guide provides valuable tips for keeping healthy while delivering care to others.

Family Caregiving Statistics
Great statistics on family caregivers and family caregiving are provided by the Caregiver Action Network.

Achieving Emotional Distance from Overwhelming Caregiving Responsibilities
Learn a strategy to help a caregiver deal with feelings and be objective in providing daily care over the long term to a loved one. Note that this is a downloadable PDF.

  


Enhancing Life at Home One Day at a Time.


Important Resources for Seniors

Something to Talk About

Quotes from our ClientsHow do we begin to thank you for the wonderful support and care you gave to Mom and the entire family. Her illness was brief, which was a blessing. Out of all the bad came some good. We were honored to have Eileen move so willingly into Mom’s home and care for her for those few weeks. She not only took care of Mom, but all of us. She tenderly guided us through the process of Mom’s death. Eileen is an amazing and talented woman who quickly became a part of our family. We are richer people for her presence in our lives. It became apparent that there were angels along the journey of Mom’s illness and death. The both of you and especially Eileen are among those angels. Thank you!

- Fondly, the family of M.R.

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