Attending to the needs of your beloved parents is something that you always knew that you would do should they need your assistance or fall ill. However, as much as you want to be the primary care provider, accepting help from a reliable Sonoma County home care agency can lift a huge weight off of your shoulders. Not convinced? Here are just a few of the ways in which family caregivers can find relief through in-home care:
- Reduced Stress – You might feel as though you do not mind the stress of caregiving because you are caring for a person who took care of you all of his or her life. This selfless notion is likely appreciated by your relative; however, if you are stressed and overworked, then you are unable to be the best caregiver that you can be. Having a break, even if it is just every now and then, lets you recharge to return to your caregiving responsibilities with a refreshed, rejuvenated and energized outlook.
- Time-Off – If you are taking care of a parent or grandparent with complex care needs, you essentially have an around-the-clock job. This type of care situation can leave you feeling as if you are stretched too thin, with little to no time to work, attend to your home, or spend time with your children. Hiring a professional, Sonoma County hourly home caregiver means that you can work on getting your life back in order.
- Outside Contact – Caregivers often experience feelings of isolation as a majority of their time is dedicated to their aging loved one. While the feelings may not affect one’s health immediately, prolonged instances of isolation can lead to caregiver depression and social withdrawal. Having a caregiver come in to care for your aging loved one can give you time to reconnect and maintain meaningful social relationships.
- Peace of Mind – When a reliable and qualified caregiver is providing care to your aging loved one, you do not have to worry about his or her safety and comfort. This renewed sense of peace can allow you to take time for yourself with experiencing feelings of guilt.
To learn more about the flexible care options provided by Home Care Assistance Sonoma County, contact a Care Manager at 707-843-4368. Our phone lines are open 24/7 and we offer complimentary consultations where you can ask questions and learn more about our care services which include hourly, live-in, dementia, Alzheimer’s and stroke care in Sonoma County. We also require no long-term contracts and all of our services come backed with a 100% satisfaction guarantee!