Are you or one of your family members serving as an aging loved one’s primary caregiver? More and more seniors are choosing to age in place, which can often mean they have a family caregiver. Senior Home Companions has high-caliber, consistent and attentive companion caregivers who would love to come alongside you to offer support to your loved one when you need to take a moment for yourself.
Why use respite care?
According to AginginPlace.org, in the past five years over 40 million family caregivers provided 37 billion hours of care for loved ones. And half of adult caregivers say it’s moderately or very difficult to balance work and caregiving.
We know that you care deeply about your aging family members, but sharing the responsibility of their needs is important for your self care. Taking time for yourself isn’t selfish; you have to take care of yourself in order to take care of others well.
How much time can I take?
Our SHC companions can provide you with a break for a few hours to run errands or to go to an appointment, or we can support your loved one while you take a multi-day vacation. You can always expect the same high-quality care from our consistent and exceptional caregivers.
Having a respite care plan in place with Senior Home Companions also means that you will be ready in case you have a need for emergency care.
What services does SHC offer?
If your loved one needs help with specific tasks while you are away, our caregivers can provide a wide variety of services including:
- Assisting with household responsibilities like meal prep and light housekeeping
- Running errands like grocery shopping, doctor appointments and salon visits
- Assistance with hosting and entertaining guests and friends
- Encouraging exercise and activities or engaging in hobbies and games
- Assisting with bathroom/incontinence needs and help with grooming
- Providing medication reminders and coordinating care with other home services
- And much, much more!
How do I address this with my loved one?
If you are concerned about addressing the need for additional in-home care with your loved one, Senior Home Companions also provides your family with our Family Matters service. We will come alongside you in a family meeting to address important topics that may be difficult to approach with your parents or grandparents.
We can discuss issues like mobility, financial and legal relationships and, of course, the need for in-home respite care. Family Matters is led by our President David Morgan, who has a unique combination of experience in senior care and ministry to provide your family with thoughtful and thorough guidance.
If you are in need of respite care, please contact us today to set up your complimentary, in-home assessment. We look forward to working with your loved one soon!