Being a caregiver for someone you love is a very stressful job. Many times you have switched roles, caring for an elderly parent who used to give you orders. This can put strain on a relationship, especially if the parent has dementia. If you are working, have children, or other obligations, taking care of an adult loved one can put stress on these relationships and can even affect your health.
Taking care of someone who needs help with the basic tasks of dressing, eating, bathing is more than full time. It is all the time. You have no time for your friends. No time for your family. No time for yourself.
In order to give the best care to the person you love, you need to take care of yourself first. This includes visiting friends, taking a nap, or even treating yourself to a little pampering with a massage or a shopping day.
Respite care by Harbor Care Associates offers you the rest and time you need to stay healthy and happy. By taking over the care of your loved one for a few hours, a few days or a couple of weeks, Harbor Care Associates gives you the freedom to do what you want. This also gives your loved one a break by interacting with other people. This can calm stressors that have been building by two people spending a lot of time together, especially if dementia or other debilitating disease is involved.
When you come back, you will feel more relaxed and better able to handle your responsibilities. Help yourself so that you can help the one you love. Call Harbor Care Associates today.