Respite care provides short-term breaks that can alleviate stress, re-energize and promote balance in your life. Being able to maintain your own health is important so that you can be effective as a family caregiver. It is normal to feel tired, stressed and overwhelmed that’s why you shouldn’t apologize for wanting a little break. American Family Home Health Care in Alum Creek Dr. Columbus OH offers respite care services for a variety of clients. The idea of respite care is to share the responsibility, burden and load when it comes to caregiving and making sure you get support yourself.
American Family Home Health Care in Alum Creek Dr. Columbus OH offer respite services which may include:
1. Volunteer or paid companionship
2. Personal care
3. Professional health assistance
4. Informal family support and relief
5. Online caregiver communities and workshops
Even the healthiest families can experience stress and exhaustion brought about by ongoing care. In-home respite services may last from a few hours to overnight and may include the following options:
- Personal care
- Homemaking services
- Skilled health care
It may be difficult to entrust your loved ones’ care to strangers. It is important to find the right individual or agency for this important task. One way to prudently assess the respite care provider is to ask the following questions:
- How are your caregivers screened?
- Are your caregivers certified?
- What are the trainings and levels of experience of your caregivers?
- What is your protocol when dealing with emergencies?
- Are meals and transportation included?
- What are your payment arrangements?
In turn, you have to inform the provider of the following details:
- Tasks and skills required.
- Schedule of care.
- Brief medical condition and needs of recipient.
American Family Home Health Care in Alum Creek Dr. Columbus OH Respite Care services provides short-term support. Aside from respite care, we offer a number of personalized home health care services for your family. Visit our website www.amerikan-family.com for more information and options.