Why Respite Care in Danville & Walnut Creek, CA is Essential for Family Caregivers

Take a Break & Put Your Needs First with Home Helpers Respite Care

Respite care is a temporary break from caregiving provided by a professional Caregiver. It is designed to give family caregivers the time and space they need to recharge and focus on their own well-being. At Home Helpers® Home Care in Danville & Walnut Creek, CA, we understand that caring for a loved one can be both rewarding and challenging. That’s why we offer respite care services to help you take care of yourself while also providing the best care for your loved one.

When Can You Benefit from Respite Care?

There are many instances when respite care can be beneficial for both the client and the family caregiver. For example, Home Helpers can help fill in with care when you need or want to leave the home. This could be coverage for one afternoon a week or more frequently if necessary. We can also provide care during vacations, work trips, or holidays. As your loved one’s care needs change, we can adjust our services to include overnights or transition to a live-in caregiver.

How Respite Care Benefits Both the Client and Family Caregiver

Respite care not only benefits the family caregiver, but also the client. By giving caregivers a break, it allows them to take care of their own physical and mental health, reducing the risk of burnout. Respite care also allows families to keep their loved ones at home, avoiding the stress and heartache of placing them in long-term care. Additionally, it can alleviate the strain that caregiving can put on relationships by giving both parties some time apart.

Respite Care is for Everyone

Respite care is not just for those caring for elderly loved ones. It can provide relief and assistance to many types of caregivers, including those caring for loved ones recovering from surgery, end-of-life care, and disabilities. Payment for respite care varies from family to family, and may include out-of-pocket expenses or private funding. Home Helpers can work with your insurance provider to determine what payment assistance is available for your family.

More Than Just a Break: The Benefits of Respite Care

In addition to giving family caregivers a much-needed break, respite care also provides socialization, assistance with personal care tasks, and helps clients maintain their dignity. For family members acting as caregivers, respite care allows you to take care of your own needs, rest, and have peace of mind knowing your loved one is in good hands. If you’re in need of respite care in Danville or Walnut Creek, CA, contact Home Helpers for a free In-Home Care Assessment. We’ll work with you to create a custom Care Plan that meets your specific needs and provides the best care for your loved one.

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To help the patient have the easiest possible recovery, a certified nursing assistant or a home health care aide will be assigned to the patient. Only the physician can help you decide whether or not extended care is needed around the clock. One of the benefits of having a home caregiver is ensuring that the patient is comfortable, safe, and as pain-free as possible while in our care. Having the post-surgery support is key to reducing recovery time and helping the patient return to normal life quickly. Post-surgery support is the best way to ensure that your recovery time is quick and the healthiest option available.

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM POST-SURGERY CARE

When you come home from the hospital, you might experience some fatigue and general tiredness. You may also notice that you might be feeling pain and might be very fatigued. This is very common and should not alarm you. It is simply your body’s way of kicking into its God-given healing mode, which helps you to rest. All your energy can then be saved for healing and recovery. It is very important that when you come home from the hospital, you and your family are aware of the extra help you might need.

If you come from a big family, you already know that well-meaning relatives want to help, but busy schedules often make that difficult. Most loved ones would rather spend their time hanging out with you, rather than overseeing your medical needs. This is the perfect time to bring in a qualified home health worker who can free family up to just be a support system.

POST-OPERATIVE CARE SERVICES FROM HOME HELPERS

At Home Helpers, our trained and professional caregivers will help surgery patients during the hardest days, weeks or months following their procedure. Our trained caregivers will provide you with assistance to meet your day-to-day needs and can help you complete many of the following tasks:

  • HOME RECOVERY CARE SERVICES INCLUDE:
  • Bathing
  • Dental hygiene care
  • Using the restroom
  • Getting dressed
  • Getting in and out of bed
  • Physical therapy
  • Meal preparation and planning
  • Laundry
  • Light housekeeping
  • Transportation to and from appointments
  • Companionship

These are just a few examples of how our highly skilled and knowledgeable caregivers can spend time with you and your family following your surgery. They are available to assist with your daily needs and get you on the fast track to a healthy and speedy recovery.

Our San Ramon care team desires to make sure that you have the best chance to be restored to 100% health following your surgery! We want you to be free to focus on getting well while we help oversee the tasks of everyday life. Our expert caregivers are here for you around the clock, so call us today to find out more!

Steps to Care

  • 1.

    INITIAL CALL - Once we’ve received your information, we will have a detailed call to gather more information on the care situation, answer any pressing concerns, and set up a time to meet in person.

  • 2.

    IN-HOME CARE ASSESSMENT - Here we will answer all your questions, and ask some of our own to craft a Cared-4℠ Customized Care Plan to your unique needs.

  • 3.

    START OF CARE - We will come with our Caregiver on the first day of care to go through the Care Plan together and help with introductions.

  • 4.

    CLIENT VISITS - Once we have begun care, we will pop in at times our Caregiver is there to see how things are going and determine if we need to adjust the Care Plan.

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