Caregivers Need a Vacation Too

Family caregivers provide a massive amount of support for older family members all across Canada. When people get to a certain age, they often require assistance with tasks that were once no problem to handle alone. In this situation, it is typical for a family member in close proximity to help out with daily routines and activities.

Family members can be a great source of assistance and support for elderly relatives as long as the family caregiver also has some means of support. Without alternative options or relief from duties, family caregivers can become overwhelmed and burnt out from overdoing it.

Taking a vacation or a few days of personal time can be the perfect way to get that much needed break to relax and rejuvenate. But who will step up in the meantime to pick up the slack?

Respite Caregivers

Respite caregivers are professional caregivers that are there to provide relief and back up for regular or family caregivers. Respite caregivers are available for a diverse range of services, assisting with a variety of tasks and activities.

Promyse Care Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge

For people living in the Kitchener – Waterloo – Cambridge area looking for home care assistance, Promyse Care offers an ideal solution for all your home care needs. Experienced and qualified caregivers can provide family caregivers with relief in the comfort of your loved one’s home whenever it is required. No need for your aging relative to have to go out to seek the care they need when they can get expert care without having to leave the house.

Respite Care Services

An assortment of respite care services is offered to give family caregivers some time to themselves and to help seniors with daily chores and interests.
Promyse Care respite care services can include:

  • Nurse case management
  • Personal care
  • Home support
  • Companion care
  • Nursing care
  • Ongoing assistance and support

Personal Care Services

Personal care services are extremely helpful for seniors that struggle mobility and dexterity making some daily tasks difficult to manage alone.

Caregivers can help with hygiene practices, like:

  • Bathing
  • Grooming
  • Bathroom assistance
  • Dressing
  • Skin care
  • Oral care
  • Medication reminders
  • Exercise support

Promyse Care home caregivers have been chosen for their compassion and discretion, which is needed for assisting with tasks of such an intimate nature.


Home Support Services

This is another excellent service for helping older adults with declining strength and mobility. There comes a time in everyone’s life when they just can no longer do the things they used to without assistance.

Caregivers can help your loved one with chores like:

  • Light housekeeping
  • Groceries and shopping
  • Meal planning and prep
  • Errands and appointments
  • Laundry
  • Pet and plant care
  • Making beds, changing linens

Housework can seem like a never-ending task even for healthiest individuals. For seniors with reduced strength and mobility, it can seem hopeless without help.

Benefits of Respite Care

There are numerous advantages to be gained from respite care services for family caregivers and the older adults they care for.

Some of the greatest advantages are:

  • Relief for family caregivers
  • Extra layer of support
  • Social engagement


Relief for Family Caregivers

This may be most practical benefit of respite care. To avoid caregiver burnout, family caregivers need time for themselves, so they can step away and recharge. Without this necessary respite, relations can become strained between caregiver and care recipient.

Extra Layer of Support

The extra layer of support respite care provides can help bring peace of mind to all involved. Family caregivers also need support to continue to do an effective job. Professional home caregivers can offer physical, mental, and social support for family caregivers and their loved ones.

Social Engagement

Regular social interaction is a big part of mental health. Respite caregivers can give your loved one a new social outlet they can rely on for unwavering support. Family caregivers also benefit socially, as they now have more time to tend to their own social needs.

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