Anyone who’s taken care of an aging family member in the Bay Area knows the impact it can have on your own life, and the time, work, and effort involved. Of course you want to do everything you can for a senior parent or other loved one, but it’s important to take care of yourself, as well. Whether you live in Lamorinda, Walnut Creek, or surrounding cities, it maybe time to check into respite care. Why?
When you become overwhelmed by the responsibilities of caring for an aging loved one, as well as caring for your immediate family and perhaps even your career, it can lead to depression, anger, exhaustion, and even strained family relationships. When you take time away and let someone else provide care for a while, you’ll be a better caregiver. Whether for one day a week or so you can take a week’s vacation, it’s important to your physical and emotional health to take a break.
It’s essential to good health. Stress is a killer, and taking time off is a preventive measure that can help you avoid stress and becoming overwhelmed. We all need time off – and if you consider respite care, you’ll be healthier overall.
Don’t you deserve to have fun, or even take a vacation? Of course you do. When you never take time for fun or enjoyment, so that you can free your mind and simply enjoy a vacation or going out to dinner or a movie with family and friends, you quickly become stressed, anxious, tired, emotionally drained – the list goes on and on. You don’t want to become burned out, and it’s important to free yourself of the responsibility of caring for an aging loved one every now and then.
Ultimately, when you hire a professional for respite care you get the time you need to refresh and invigorate yourself, whether that time is a couple of hours, a day every week or two, or however much time you need. Only when you care for yourself can you properly care for others!
At Care Indeed our certified in-home caregivers are ready to step in and give you the break you need! We invite those in San Francisco and the entire Bay Area to learn more about our respite care services today.