Respite Care in Metro Phoenix, Scottsdale, Glendale, Paradise Valley, Arcadia, & Cave Creek Arizona.
Caring for an Aging Loved One? We Can Help!
Many times, caring for a client involves family, so In-Home Care Alliance can also play a role in providing “respite care” for the family caregiver (i.e., a wife caring for a husband or a daughter/son caring for her/his parents). Read on to see how we can help.
Relieve Family Caregiver Stress & Strengthen Family Relationships with Respite Care
Constant family care giving can bring considerable stress, because the caregiver’s focus is centered on the family member needing care. Very often, we see our respite services give relief to daily routines, allowing the family caregiver(s) more time for themselves – relieving family caregiver stress and strengthening family relationships.
In the 21st Century, the demands placed on family and other informal caregivers continue to escalate, and will eventually affect nearly every American family.
It’s everyone’s greatest fear: a parent starts to forget things…he becomes bewildered, confused, and angry…finally, he can’t take care of himself and needs full-time care. Adult children of aging parents are increasingly faced with their biggest nightmare – parents who are as helpless as young children.
If you are caring for an ill or aging loved one, you are not alone! Consider the following…
- Nearly a quarter (23.9%) of U.S. households are now involved in caring for an elderly family member or relative, spending an average of 20 hours a week in caregiving-related chores.
- Some 80% of caregivers provide unpaid assistance seven days a week.
- More than 60% of all family caregivers say they have suffered from depression. (Source: National Family Caregivers Association/Fortis Long Term Care, 1998)
- Long distance caregivers miss nearly 15 million days of work each year. (Source: National Council on Aging/The Pew Charitable Trusts, 1998)
- Long-term family caregiving takes a significant toll on workers. Lost productivity, absenteeism, interruptions and replacing employees due to elder care costs American business in excess of $11.4 billion annually. (Source: National Alliance for Caregiving/Glaxo Welcome Report, 1997)
- A significant decline in the number of family caregivers is occurring in the U.S., while at the same time, the demand for elder care is increasing.
In-Home Care Alliance can help you by providing:
- Qualified, caring, trained, insured, bonded, flexible and certified caregivers who can help you take a few hours, without feeling guilty or stressed, while you take care of yourself or other members of your family. Our caregivers can assist your elderly loved one for a few hours a week, a few hours a day, or more. Giving yourself a little bit of time away may be just what the doctor ordered and will help you to be a much better family caregiver.
- In-home care assessments. We routinely perform in-home care assessments that results in a customized home care plan for your loved ones. You may choose to have us carry out the care plan in whole or in part, or you may simply choose to use the home care plan to improve your own ability to care for your loved one.
- Access to caregiver information and family caregiver training. We have access to (and offer) a wealth of family care giver information, family caregiver training and home care resources for family caregivers.
- Fall prevention assessments and fall prevention training. One of the largest sources of injuries among seniors is falling. Our fall prevention assessments help you assess the risks that your loved one faces. Then our fall prevention training provides fall prevention education on how to minimize the risk of falling. Also, if you request, we will even conduct a free fall prevention workshop for your group. Visit the Fall Prevention section to learn more.
- Home safety checks. We have extensive home care experience in the multi-faceted process of ensuring that your loved one’s home is safe, which is vital to maintaining independent living for as long as possible.
- Support and understanding. We can help you get connected with family caregiver support groups and individuals in our area that can help YOU, as well as help you care for your ill or aging loved one.
Caring for an ill or aging family member in AZ?
Our Local Arizona Respite Care Services Can Help You!
If you are a family caregiver in need of some help with caring for an ill or aging family member in Arizona, don’t hesitate to contact us.
You can talk to us about your unique home care situation, schedule a free in-home care assessment, and be well on your way to a happier, healthier life for you and your ill or aging family member.
In-Home Care Alliance provides Respite Care Services in Metro Phoenix, Scottsdale, Glendale, Paradise Valley, Arcadia, and Cave Creek.