As the saying goes, you can’t pour from an empty cup. When someone we love finds themselves in need of support with activities of daily living, it is only natural to want to help them as much as possible. From morning routines to nightly rituals, there is a wide-range of tasks, movements, and chores that must be performed on a daily basis. Some individuals may require assistance with meeting specific needs while others may find they need help meeting most or all of their daily living needs. Supporting loved ones during times of need is a genuine way of showing love and concern. Though with this commitment, it is important to remember self-care alongside with providing care.
Self-care is a term referring to the time we take to tend to our own inner and outer needs. Personal health and wellness are paramount, though they may be placed on the backburner for a variety of reasons such as when juggling responsibilities, fulfilling obligations or providing care for others. Here at Aqua Home Care, we understand the importance of taking time to destress, unwind, reflect, rest and see to one’s own care needs. Our area case managers refer caregivers from our registry to meet the needs of individuals seeking support at home, and we have helped find respite for families who provide care as well.
Respite care offers intervals of time when a trusted provider can step in to offer support. An as-needed contract can be developed for family members wishing to provide care, but who also need someone to fulfill the role of caregiver from time to time. Quality services are available, including:
- Personal grooming and hygiene assistance
- Assistance when using the facilities
- Heavy housecleaning
- Meal preparation and feeding
- Medication reminders
- Communication with family caregivers
- Mobility assistance
- Changing bed linens
- Support when getting in and out of bed
- And more
Caring for another doesn’t always leave space for personal care. Respite services allows families time to tend to their own health and wellness needs. Here at Aqua Home Care, we believe in the importance of family and of having someone you can trust fulfill the role of caregiver whenever needed. If you are interested in respite care services, please do not hesitate contact our team. We are here to pair individuals with trusted providers who exude respect, compassion, professionalism and concern for the wellbeing of their clients. When self-care is needed, Aqua Home Care is here to offer you pause while providing your loved one with quality support.