Respite for Caregivers
Your loved one isn’t the only one who would benefit from VNA Private Care.
There are nearly 34 million unpaid caregivers in our country – the majority of which are family caregivers. It is a known fact that caregivers undergo higher stress levels and suffer more health problems than non-caregivers. Utilizing VNA Private Care services isn’t just beneficial to your loved one, but as a caregiver, you will find much needed respite and comfort in our services.
For many, the everyday stress of caring for a loved one can become overwhelming. It is not uncommon for caregivers to confess that they put the needs of their loved ones before their own needs. There are numerous studies that demonstrate how the stress of caregiving can become too much. For caregivers, it’s important to remember to ask for help and seek resources to alleviate the stress.
How private care services help caregivers
When enlisting the help of private care services for your loved one, you, as the caregiver, will have more time for yourself. You can rest easy knowing that when you can’t be there for your loved one, a professional VNA caregiver can be. By using a homecare agency to help care for your loved one, you will have more time for yourself to go back to work, reconnect with friends and allow yourself to carve out time for your needs.
VNA caregivers are licensed, insured and have undergone background checks and drug testing. Having more time for yourself will allow you to be a better long-term caregiver for your loved one, and you will feel better knowing that a team of healthcare professionals is overseeing the health and well being of your loved one.
Some of the VNA Private Care services that will help provide caregivers with respite include:
- Medication reminders
- Bathing assistance
- Companion care
- Healthcare advocate program