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Respite Care Services: Helping Caregivers Get a Break

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Sometimes you just need a break. You need the opportunistic break that offers a few moments to rejuvenate, to enjoy, or accomplish those tasks that seem to sit idly in the proverbial “inbox” of life. As a caregiver for your senior loved one, you spend many of your waking hours working in your daily profession, commuting, coordinating, and making the world around you happen as seamlessly as possible. But, where do you find those mini-moments of time off from housekeeping chores, preparing meals, managing medications, bathing and dressing your senior family member? Respite care services are a little known solution help you get the timeout you deserve.

The hustle and bustle of our daily lives makes taking a breather incredibly challenging. Add in hours of care for an elderly relative whom depends on your for their daily needs and even companionship, there isn’t much time for rest, much less down time for your needs. In fact, over time, a demanding schedule can take an unfortunate toll on your physical and mental health. Finances can also play a factor. In a tough economy, hiring a full-time caregiver may cost prohibitive.

In many areas of the country, in-home care providers are providing the necessary and affordable flexibility for caregivers who just need a break from the daily grind. Whether it provides the opportunity for the caregiver to enjoy something as simple as a round golf, visiting with friends, personal shopping, or cleaning out life’s inbox; respite care can help interrupt the monotonous routine of life. Sometimes that is what we all need regardless of our obligations; but caregivers should especially become aware that a few moments or few hours of free time could change their lives for the better.

At Sequoia Senior Solutions, the design of our QuickCare Service helps at home caregivers in Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Solano and Sonoma Counties adapt their schedule providing an opportunity to revitalize, rest, or help make life just a bit more efficient. After all, sometimes we just need a break.

Stanton Lawson, is the Co-Owner of Sequoia Senior Solutions, the perfect solution for seniors and others who aren’t ready to leave their home for an institutional setting or live with relatives, but because of illness or chronic conditions need support to remain at home. Sequoia Senior Solutions seeks to improve their lives by providing compassionate, one-on-one care in the comfort of their own home.

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