Family caregivers spend an average of more than 24 hours a week helping their loved ones continue to live at home. Unfortunately, this time commitment and all the other obligations a caregiver has often put their physical and mental health at the bottom of their to-do list.
It takes a lot of different qualities to be good at anything, including caregiving. A job where you’re putting widgets into a box takes a whole different set of qualities than it does for a caregiver who invests themselves in another human being every day.
Home care agencies like Elder Home Care provide respite care services to help family caregivers take some well-deserved and much-needed time off. Here are a few reasons you need respite care if you’re a family caregiver or suggest it to a family member.