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 ClientsI don’t know how we would have gotten through this without you and your staff’s assistance. You probably already know this, but I feel compelled to give you a “report card” on the day staff:
Virginia: She’s an angel, and at the same time, a “whirling dervish” with a non-stop take charge energy level. I can’t say enough good things about her. She cares about her clients and their demise hurts her.
Lucy: Kind and caring. Good Activity level.
As you know, the night crew is on duty when we were generally sleeping, so we had less interaction. Monica is a good and caring person. (She called after Linda’s passing to give her condolences). So is Sue. With less demands, the night crew is different in operation. You guys have the right folks on the right shifts.
That’s what my daughter Keri and I thought. Thought you should know.
In closing, let me say that your service exceeded our expectations. I’ll definitely recommend your firm to anyone that I hear needs help.

- Thanks again, M.R.

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