Throughout the United States, many households include a family member who is ill – whether experiencing Alzheimer’s disease or dementia – or battling an illness such as COPD or heart failure. If you are providing care for a loved one around the clock, you know that it can be physically and emotionally draining. Caregiver burnout is a concern among people who are responsible for the health and well-being of another.
One solution is respite care from BrightStar Care of Austin. Through respite care, your loved one receives home care assistance in a safe and comfortable environment – home. Respite care also allows you to take some time off for rest, relaxation and rejuvenation.
Respite care is one of many home care resources available through BrightStar Care in Austin.
For individuals who do not require skilled nursing or medical assistance, BrightStar Care offers non-medical home care such as personal care and companion care:
- A personal care provider offers assistance with activities of daily living such as bathing, personal hygiene tasks, toileting and eating. A personal care provider will also assist with ambulation care and range of motion exercises or stretching.
- Companion care assistants offer help with every day home support tasks such as light housekeeping, meal preparation services and laundry. A companion caregiver also offers engaging activities such as reading aloud, playing games, working puzzles or stimulating conversation for memory recall.
A home nurse provides medical assistance for in-home wound care, injections, blood draws, COPD care or home infusion therapy.
Through respite care, you have confidence in knowing that your loved one is safe when taking a much-needed break.
For more information about BrightStar Care of Austin,
contact us today at (512) 452-9800.