By Dr. Uchechi Wosu Isirimah – Owner | February 07, 2019
When most caregivers think about respite time, they might chuckle a bit or openly wish it were possible. The truth, though, is that respite care isn’t really optional. It’s a crucial part of the caregiving experience and you need to make room for it. By bringing in senior care providers to take over while you’re gone, you remove the anxiety that often comes with leaving for a while. Plus you gain so many benefits.
It Offers You Rest
Those little moments of rest during the day can be fleeting as a caregiver. Taking actual respite time allows you to experience more than just a few minutes of rest at a time. If you need, you can take an entire day or just a few hours. It’s a flexible way to get what you need to rest as much as you can.
Respite Helps You See the Light at the End of the Tunnel
Sometimes as a caregiver it’s difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel. You might forget on difficult days why you’re there and why you’re fighting so hard for your senior. When you can take some time away and know that your elderly family member is safe with senior care providers, you can remember again why you’re making the sacrifices you’re making.
It Gives You Balance
Life is about balance. When you’re doing too much of one thing, even if it’s something good, you’re going to feel that imbalance and it’s going to affect every aspect of your life. Taking respite time is going to help you to find your balance again and it does so very quickly.
Something Has Got to Give
The bottom line is that something has got to give when you’re taking care of your aging family member. There’s no way that you can keep pushing yourself all day every day
Respite time is something that really isn’t optional for caregivers. You might think that it is for a long time, but once you start experiencing the benefits, you’ll gain a better appreciation for it. Respite may be the biggest tool that stands between you and burning out as a caregiver.
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