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Caring for an aging veteran is often more complex than traditional elder care, and you shouldn’t feel guilty if you find yourself feeling overwhelmed. It’s common for part or full-time family caregivers to need respite.

If you are concerned about how to balance caregiving with taking time for yourself, here are some tips from our team of professional caregivers:

Ease the Stress of Caregiving

You love the veteran in your life and want to do all you can to make sure he or she is comfortable and aging gracefully, but you can’t do so at the expense of your own well-being. The constant cycle of taking care of their daily needs, driving to and from appointments and offering companionship leaves you with very little time for yourself.

Hiring a professional in-home caregiver will free up some of your time while ensuring your loved one is well-taken care of. Use the extra time in your day as a chance to reset mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Take time to reconnect with good friends, engage in enjoyable activities, and pay attention to your own health. When the respite is over, you’ll feel refreshed and prepared to go back to your role as the primary caregiver.

Flexible Care Options

Care can be provided in your loved one’s home, where he or she is most comfortable. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers up to 30 days of caregiving per calendar year, usable as needed. In-home care can be provided for up to six hours at a time during the day or night.

If you need additional time from a professional caregiver, Caring Home Care offers a veteran discount and can supplement the caregiving services you receive through the VA.

Multiple Types of Care

Professional caregiving incorporates services to address the unique physical and emotional needs of aging veterans and can be tailored to the level of assistance your loved one needs. In-home caregivers help with household tasks, meal preparation, and bathing/grooming. Daily services keep your loved one active and give him or her a chance to socialize. Nursing care is the most comprehensive option and provides medical help for veterans facing health problems.

When you need respite from your part or full-time role as the caregiver caring for a veteran, Caring Home Care can provide the necessary support and assistance you need. Our certified caregivers are trained to keep your loved one company as well as assist them with daily activities to help them complete their day. Learn more about our respite care services today!


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