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With 2018 here, what New Year’s resolutions do you have for yourself?

Many resolutions focus on physical health or career changes, but it’s important to give attention to your mental and emotional health as well. As a caregiver, what do you plan on doing that will help you take better care of yourself? For many, the solution is simple: hire more respite care.

What is Respite Care?

Respite care is short-term care for your loved one. It’s flexible, so you can use respite care whenever you need it. Some people choose to schedule it regularly, say twice a week, while others call on an as-needed basis.

When you choose a respite service provider such as Family Private Care, you can expect qualified caregivers to come to your loved one’s home. All caregivers have been screened and background checked for your peace of mind.

Why Use Respite Care in 2018

Here are some of the most common reasons why families choose to hire respite care for their loved one.

  • Post-op care. If your loved one is having a medical procedure done, you don’t have to care for them on your own. You can hire respite care to fill in and help provide quality post-op care. This way, you can still work and tend to your family while having the assurance that Mom or Dad is in good hands.
  • Short breaks. Caregivers are people too! If you are a full-time caregiver, you deserve to have brakes of your own. In fact, you need them for your emotional health. Whether it’s meeting a friend for coffee or joining a book club, you can schedule respite care to give yourself a short and refreshing break.
  • Extended help. What if you want to go on vacation for spring break? Plan away, because a caregiver from Family Private Care can stay with your loved one while you’re away. You can enjoy this time with your family and know that our parent is safe.
  • Traveling with your loved one. Sometimes, caregivers want to take their loved ones with them on vacation. Whether you’re visiting family or just want to make memories with a summer getaway, you can enlist a respite caregiver to join you.

There are so many ways to use a caregiver in 2018, we hope that you do! It can make all the difference in your energy and attitude, as well as your relationship with your parent!