November is such a lovely time of year – the weather gets cooler, and Thanksgiving allows us time to enjoy our families as many of us start our holiday season. November is also National Family Caregivers Month, celebrating the America’s approximately 90 million unpaid family, friends and neighbors that provide 80% of the in-home care for the elderly in the United States.
As we take time out this week to celebrate being thankful for our family and loved ones this week, be sure to take the time to share your gratitude with those who take care of the senior generations of your family.
Have a friend, neighbor, or family member taking care of an older loved one? Here are just a few ways you could show your appreciation:
- Bake or order and send some tasty goodies for your regular unpaid family caregiver with a nice thank you card.
- Purchase special event tickets or a spa day for your regular family caregiver then include these in a touching thank you card.
- Contact us to hire an AlwaysOn Professional Caregiver for some much needed Respite Care for your regular caregiver – just few hours or a even all day, to allow the caregiver a much needed break to spend time with other loved ones or to get some early holiday shopping done.
Family Caregivers Take On a Lot of Stress, Respite Care Can Help!
Caregiving can be a very stressful activity, and everyone needs a break now and again. Respite care gives the caregiver, a much needed a break from caregiving tasks, so they attend to other tasks or spending time with other loved ones. Respite care can help, by providing a new experience or time to relax. It can be for a few hours or several days or weeks depending on your particular respite care needs and interests.
Respite care also gives the elder in care the opportunity to take a break from the daily routine with the opportunity to meet and interact with new, caring individuals.
AlwaysOn provides professional respite care services in Phoenix
AlwaysOn Home Care evaluates your specific needs and creates custom care plans tailored for your unique situation. Contact us today for a free consultation so we can determine the right respite care services for you and your family this holiday season.