Care giving can be a rewarding, yet demanding job. Caring for a loved one can end up taking a toll on the amount of time you devote to your own needs. MAS Home Care is available to alleviate some of the undue stress in the form of respite care.
Respite care is short-term in-home care services. When you cannot be at home with your loved one MAS Home Care will send a caregiver to the home. This care can last anywhere from two hours to around the clock care. If you have a party to attend, errands to run, or just need some time to take a break, you can be assured that the patient will be safe and in trustworthy hands.
A caregiver may also accompany you and your family to an event or outing, focusing their attention on the patient while you can focus on other aspects of the day. This allows you to enjoy a family party without leaving the elderly parent you care for out of the festivities. Everyone is able to participate.
There are many strains that can be placed upon a person caring for a loved one. This can lead to caregiver burnout. Individuals may become exhausted, isolated, and even depressed if they do not have the right support. Time spent out socializing with friends may become a thing of the past. There is less time to pursue those hobbies you once enjoyed. Not only is respite care for the patient, but it provides much needed support for the caregiver and family. Having relief from the daily responsibilities of attending to another person can help to leave you feeling restored and well balanced.
When you have a better overall well being this aids in your ability to be a better caregiver.