Getting Respite Care is Critical to Surviving as a Caregiver
Caring for your loved one can be stressful and isolating. Hancock Hall offers respite care so you can take a few days or weeks to yourself to relax and recharge. You’ll have peace of mind knowing your loved one is in a safe and caring facility. Some time off can do wonders for your mood and restore your energy.
Whether you’re caring for a parent or another family member, you’re providing the assistance they need to continue living safely at home. But what do you do when you need a break?
Respite involves short term care of a few days or weeks for an individual that requires nursing home-like services. Respite is designed for the sick or disabled to provide relief to the regular caregiver. At Hancock Hall, our goal is for you to have peace of mind knowing your loved one is getting the proper amount of care required.
Being a primary caregiver is a rewarding, yet demanding role. To provide the best possible care, you need to be sure you are also taking care of yourself. So, you may consider a respite care center to help your physical, mental and emotional health.
Many family caregivers find it difficult to spend time focusing on their own needs and personal care when their loved one is the focus of their attention. Respite services allow you to disengage for a few days or weeks to rest and recharge.
If you’re feeling burnt out or find yourself feeling frustrated with your caregiver role, it’s a good time to consider a respite care program. Taking care of yourself is important to be fully available to care for your loved ones. Respite facilities provide the break you need to rest and regroup.
Caregivers are so focused on their loved ones, they don’t even take a moment for themselves. This can lead to physical, emotional and mental exhaustion and result in “caregiver burnout.” However, you know that your loved one needs to receive care around the clock, so it can be hard to balance your needs and theirs.
Did you know nearly 35 million people in the United States provide caregiving to someone who is 50 years old or older? Forty percent of all caregivers are in what is considered a “high-burden situation,” spending 21 hours or more every week on caregiving tasks. This continues for an average of four years.
If you are looking after a parent, spouse or loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, your responsibilities may entail 24-hour care in addition to other family and work obligations.
Taking a break isn’t something to feel guilty about. It’s something to accept you may need for your own personal health.
Many caregivers find comfort in respite care to not only provide periodic stress relief, but also to cover vacations, work obligations, and emergencies in other areas of their lives.
At Hancock Hall, we treat each one of our nursing home residents as individuals. During their stay, a resident will receive the highest level of care from our skilled nursing staff to promote well-being.
We pride ourselves on being a premier senior care agency in Danbury, CT. Hancock Hall has been serving the community since 1984. As a family-owned skilled nursing facility, we focus on providing a bright, comfortable and clean like-home setting, with many amenities.
We promote quality of life for residents and peace of mind for families. Our interdisciplinary professional staff has one priority: The well-being of each and every resident. It’s not only their commitment, but it’s also their passion.