Comprehensive Respite Care Services in Surrey: Your Partner in Family Caregiving
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Many times, caring for a client involves family, and Happiness at Home Health Care can play a role in providing respite care for the family caregiver (e.g., a wife caring for a husband or a daughter/son caring for her/his parents). Constant caregiving can bring considerable stress, because the caregiver’s focus is centered on the one needing care, especially in the Surrey community where we understand the unique challenges faced by local families.
In the 21st Century, the demands placed on family and other informal caregivers continue to escalate, and will eventually affect nearly every Canadian family. It’s everyone’s greatest fear: a parent starts to forget things… they become bewildered, confused, and angry… finally, they can’t take care of themselves and needs full-time care. Adult children in Surrey and surrounding areas are increasingly faced with their biggest nightmare – parents who are as helpless as young children.
How Happiness At Home Can Help?
Qualified caring, trained, insured, bonded, and flexible caregivers in Surrey who can help you take a few hours, without feeling guilty or stressed, while you take care of yourself or other members of your family. Our caregivers can assist your elderly loved one for a few hours per day, a few hours per week, or more in Surrey. Giving yourself a little bit of time away may be just what the doctor ordered and will help you to be a much better family caregiver.
We routinely perform in-home assessments in Surrey that result in a customized care plan for your loved ones. You may choose to have us carry out the care plan in whole or in part, or you may simply choose to use the care plan to improve your own ability to care for your loved one in the Surrey area.
Fall-prevention assessments & training
One of the largest sources of injuries among seniors in Surrey is falling. We can help you assess the risks that your loved one faces in their Surrey home and provide education on how to minimize the risk of falling. Also, if you request, we will even conduct a free workshop on fall prevention for your group in the Surrey area. Visit the Fall Prevention section to learn more.
Home safety checks
We have extensive experience in the multi-faceted process of ensuring that your loved one’s home in Surrey is safe, which is vital to maintaining independence for as long as possible.
Support and understanding
We can help you get connected with support groups and individuals in Surrey that can help you, as well as help you care for your loved one.
So if you are a family caregiver in Surrey in need of some help, don’t hesitate to contact us. You can talk to us about your unique situation, schedule a free in-home assessment in Surrey, and be well on your way to a happier, healthier life for you and your loved one.
Benefits of Respite Care
Rest and Rejuvenation for Caregivers
Caregiving is often a 24/7 role that can leave little time for rest, especially in busy areas like Surrey. Respite care provides a necessary pause, allowing caregivers in Surrey to take time for themselves. This break can help prevent physical and emotional exhaustion, ensuring caregivers have the energy and patience required to continue providing high-quality care. It’s a chance to sleep, enjoy a quiet cup of coffee, or engage in hobbies that rejuvenate the spirit in the peaceful Surrey environment.
The responsibilities of caregiving in Surrey can be overwhelming, leading to chronic stress. Respite care offers a reprieve from the daily pressures of caregiving, which can lower cortisol levels and reduce the overall stress response. This reduction in stress can have significant health benefits, including lower blood pressure, improved digestion, and a stronger immune system, contributing to a better quality of life for Surrey caregivers.
Time for Personal Matters
Caregivers often put their own needs last, which can mean neglecting personal tasks and self-care. Respite care provides the time needed to attend to personal matters such as medical appointments, spending time with friends and family, or simply running errands that are essential to maintaining one’s own life and household. This time can help caregivers maintain a sense of normalcy and control over their own lives.
Improved Mental Health
The constant demands of caregiving can take a toll on mental health, leading to caregiver burnout, depression, or anxiety, a common issue in the Surrey area. Respite care can alleviate these demands by providing caregivers with time to focus on their mental health, whether that’s engaging in stress-relieving activities like Yoga, seeking counselling, or practicing self-care routines. This mental break can help caregivers return to their roles feeling more refreshed and mentally prepared to handle the challenges of caregiving.
Respite Care Services we Provide
Adult Day Care
How do I arrange for respite care services in Surrey, and what is the cost?
You can arrange respite care services by contacting us directly. We’ll discuss your needs to create a personalized care plan. Costs vary based on the type and duration of care, and some services may be covered by insurance or local funding options.
Can respite care be arranged for someone with specialized medical needs?
Yes, our respite care services in Surrey & Langley include skilled nursing care for individuals with specialized medical needs, ensuring they receive the appropriate care while you take a break.
How quickly can respite care be arranged in an emergency?
We understand that emergencies happen. Our teams in Surrey & Langley strive to accommodate urgent requests for respite care, often being able to arrange services within 24 to 48 hours.
Are your respite care workers trained to handle individuals with dementia or Alzheimer's?
Absolutely. Our caregivers are specially trained to support individuals with dementia or Alzheimer’s, providing compassionate care that respects the unique needs of these conditions.
What measures do you take to ensure the safety and well-being of my loved one during respite care?
We prioritize safety and well-being by employing experienced and vetted caregivers, conducting thorough background checks, and matching caregivers to clients based on specific needs and personalities.