Health with Heart’s goal is to provide cost effective solutions for the needs of our clients and their families. Not everyone needs 24/7 care from a home care agency. As a caregiver it’s important for you to take care of yourself and have the best possible quality of life. You should be refreshed and have the most positive attitude, and that isn’t easy. You can only take care of them if you take care of yourself first. Health with Heart thinks outside the box to find solutions for everyone involved in our clients’ care.
We understand and appreciate that in-home care can be cost prohibitive, and most people value the privacy of their homes, but sometimes, as caregivers, we just need a break. We just need to take some time to organize, travel, care for ourselves or just plain catch our breath. Health with Heart can provide that respite service that allows the caregivers and family the peace of mind that their loved one is getting the attention they need while still maintaining a good measure of their own time and quality of life.
You may miss attending Church, Synagog, shopping, social groups, golf, lunch with friends, drinks with old buddies, or engaging in hobbies. Even though many families take great joy in providing care to their loved ones so that they can remain at home, the physical, emotional and financial consequences for the family caregiver can be overwhelming without some support, such as respite. Respite provides a break for the family caregiver, which may prove beneficial to the health of the caregiver. Respite has been shown to help sustain family caregiver health and well being, avoid or delay out-of-home placements, and reduce the likelihood of abuse and neglect.
“It’s not about what we are doing for someone. It’s about WHAT ELSE could we be doing?”
– Linda Marshall