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Does Respite Care Improve Your Relationship with Your Loved One?

Experience Private Duty Care’s Profound Effect on Families

Caring for a loved one has its ups and downs. Sometimes your days are positive and fulfilling, and sometimes there are setbacks. Sometimes you feel like you could be endlessly helpful. Other days, not so much. That’s why people who elect to take care of loved ones need to have a great deal of strength, compassion, and a “never give up” attitude.

However, every family caregiver gets to a point where they need more help than they can muster. Maybe your time off from work is running out and you’re worried about your job, or you’ve been neglecting your responsibilities at home to focus on your loved one. You’re exhausted, and you feel like you’re being pulled in multiple directions.

This is where respite care can help. We address your loved one’s care with professional, expert-level private duty care services in a way that is convenient and helpful for you and your loved one, even if that’s short-term private care or an ongoing visit schedule.

When you work with Phoenix Home Care & Hospice, a superior provider of respite care near you, your loved one gets all of their needs met and more – and you get the break you deserve.

Keep reading to learn more about the transformative power of support from Phoenix Home Care & Hospice.

What Is Respite Care?

Respite care can include all the responsibilities that you would typically have as a family caregiver, especially if you elect these services from a premier private duty care agency. At Phoenix Home Care & Hospice, we understand that giving up the reins, even for a much-needed break, can be worrisome. You want to be sure your loved one gets all the care they’re used to.

That’s why Team Phoenix only hires caregivers who are dedicated to one-on-one companionship and assistance. As the leading team for private duty care and respite care near you, our commitment to developing meaningful relationships with our clients means that we will listen carefully to your loved one’s needs and deliver on our promises.

In addition to respite care, our private duty care services can include:

  • Care on your schedule, from a two-hour block to 24/7 care.
  • Basic housekeeping, meal planning, and cooking.
  • Personal hygiene and grooming.
  • Help with daily tasks, like getting dressed or caring for pets.
  • Companionship and conversation.
  • Transportation, including social outings, doctor appointments, and grocery shopping.
  • And much more.

When it is time for you to resume providing care for your loved one, you’ll feel refreshed and ready. You may also begin to see a difference in how you approach care after you’ve given us the privilege of filling in for you.

The Transformative Power of Respite Care

Not only will you feel more rested after a Phoenix caregiver has delivered high-quality care, but many families report that their relationship with their loved one has improved.

Recent studies into family members who serve as caregivers show the value of accessing respite care near you. A 2018 study from Inquiry, a leading healthcare journal, explains the power of short-term private care for loved ones suffering from dementia.

In this study, caregiver participants found that respite care provided the following benefits:

  1. A clearer understanding of their role’s importance
  2. Satisfaction with their performance as a caregiver
  3. Space to feel their emotions about caregiving
  4. Greater empathy toward their loved one
  5. Renewed energy to take on caregiving tasks again

This study concludes that private duty care does far more than “pick up the slack” when family caregivers need a break. Respite care from Phoenix Home Care & Hospice provides a chance to recalibrate and reflect on your relationship with your loved one, so you can return to your caregiving with a deeper sense of purpose.

Get in Touch with Phoenix for More Information on Respite Care

Whether you’re interested in increments of care as small as two hours or as significant as full-day coverage, the Phoenix Home Care & Hospice team will help you create a private duty care schedule that works for you. If you’re wanting a short break, we have you covered. Or, if you’re considering returning to work, taking a vacation, or simply getting extra support,, we’ll create a comprehensive plan to care for your loved one and help them live fulfilling lives.

Contact Phoenix Home Care & Hospice today to learn more about how we can provide the care your family member requires, as well as the break all caregivers need.

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