Caregiving can be exhausting

For many family caregivers, the challenges of caring for an elderly, chronically ill, or disabled family member are simply a part of daily life.

You’ve got your home and work life, and your caregiving life, which can seem to take over everything else. Caregiving is a demanding job, which no one is equipped to do alone.

Sometimes you need a break, or a little help beyond what you’re able to provide. Respite care provides that short-term relief for primary caregivers. It can be arranged for just an afternoon or for several days or weeks.

Why is this break so important?

Having a short but much needed break can help relieve stress, restore your energy, and promote balance in your life. It can also provide variety and stimulation for the person you’re caring for, helping make the caregiving journey a more enjoyable and rewarding experience for both of you.

Seeking support and staying healthy yourself are key to providing the best care possible, so it isn’t selfish to need and take time to yourself.

If you’re overwhelmed by the day to day of caregiving, your patience and compassion may wear thin. You’ll find it harder to connect with the person you’re caring for, and you’ll probably both feel unfulfilled. After a break to recharge, you’ll feel more energetic, focused, and reinvigorated about your role.

If better care for both yourself and your loved one sounds right for you, we would love to talk about how we can help.

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