Respite Care for the Las Vegas, NV Community
Learn about the importance of using respite care for a break in Las Vegas, NV.
There are already nearly 70 million Americans providing daily living support for a senior loved one. This number is set to explode as the Baby Boomers continue to age. Further, those who are already receiving family caregiver support will likely require increased levels of assistance as degenerative, chronic, and progressive conditions advance. The result is likely to be an unprecedented number of Americans suffering from caregiver burnout.
Caregiver burnout refers to symptoms that occur when the stress of constant care and supervision goes beyond an individual's physical, mental, or financial ability. WebMD describes it as "a state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion that may be accompanied by a change in attitude -- from positive and caring to negative and unconcerned...Caregivers who are burned out may experience fatigue, stress, anxiety, and depression." Worse, caregivers who are burned out are rarely able to provide the safe or effective care for their loved one that brought the condition on in the first place.
Thankfully, there is a simple way to avoid burnout and even reverse it should it rear its ugly head. The “cure” is known as a respite. Respite breaks are short-term breaks taken by primary caregivers for the express purpose of refreshing the body and mind. Researchers have found that caregivers who avail themselves of regular respite breaks can avoid the physical and mental complications that traditionally plague caregivers. Respite breaks normally last from a few hours up to a week in length and can be used for sleep, socialization, personal medical care, running errands, or anything else that releases or relieves the stresses of caregiving.
Many family caregivers avoid taking time off caregiving because their loved one requires constant supervision. Other times, family members simply worry that something might happen to their loved one while they are away. This is where professional respite care comes in. Respite care is specifically designed to provide short-term care and support for seniors so that the primary caregiver can have the peace of mind needed to truly be refreshed during their break.
Comfort Keepers respite care services range from standard supports such as light housekeeping, laundry, and meal preparation to medication management, transportation, and companionship. Service also include personal care and hygiene support, including eating assistance, toileting, bathing, grooming, dressing, and oral health support.
With Comfort Keepers, respite care is available 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. It can be planned well in advance or used in the case of an emergency. Caregivers even specialize in a number of areas, including dementia and Alzheimer's care, end of life care, and hospital to home transitions. Best of all, care and supervision are all provided in the comfort and convenience of your loved one's own home.
Comfort Keepers Home Care is proud to serve the following areas of Nevada:
Office Location: 9402 Del Webb Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89134