Portland Seniors & Their Families Can Rely on Professional Hourly Care
When physical abilities and mental acuity are not as sharp as they once were, seniors often need occasional assistance at home. Typically, they rely on loving family members to help. This sometimes causes adult children to push their limits, give up their autonomy, or face financial and personal challenges. Without support, providing home care is often overwhelming. Home Care Assistance of Portland, ME, is here to help. Our hourly respite care provides relief to family caregivers and offers the support seniors need to remain safe and comfortable at home.
Respite for Family Caregivers at Risk for Burnout
Well-intentioned family members often take on too much when providing care for their elderly loved ones. While their love and support is valuable, their lack of expertise can sometimes bring them to a breaking point from physical or mental exhaustion. The most successful family caregivers recognize the early signs that indicate respite care would be of benefit. These signs include:
• Constantly battling colds, the flu, or other illnesses
• Having a difficult time sleeping and often feeling exhausted
• Isolation from friends and family
• Feeling helpless, depressed, or having suicidal ideations
• Constant bursts of anger
• Difficulty with self-care
At Home Care Assistance in Portland, our respite caregivers are experts in various facets of senior care, and they are available around the clock to help family caregivers prevent burnout.
Flexible Scheduling on an As-Needed Basis
Home Care Assistance Portland offers flexible scheduling to help family caregivers take time for themselves and prevent caregiver burnout. Whether they need a few hours a week, overnight care, or assistance on the weekends and holidays, we are always available and ready to step in, giving family members peace of mind while they take a little time for themselves.
Taking on the role of family caregiver can be rewarding, but to act as an effective caregiver it is always important to take time for yourself. Portland Home Care Assistance is here to support seniors and their families with reliable, professional hourly and respite care. Call us anytime at (207) 835-4849 to learn more about our senior care services and schedule your free in-home consultation.