Compassionate Respite Care When You Need a Helping Hand
Providing Respite Care Services To Support Your Loved Ones
Respite Care For Your Loved Ones
Companionship & Homemaker Assistance
Thank you for your interest in A Helping Hand Home Care. We are a locally woman-owned and operated agency servicing the greater Pittsburgh area. Our goal is to provide your loved ones as much quality of life as possible without having to leave the comfort of their home by providing the respite care they need.
Maintaining a high quality of life when you have a health care challenge can be difficult for you and your loved ones. While recovering from an illness or surgery you wish to remain independent but need a helping hand with home care.
With A Helping Hand Home Care, your family can feel secure in the knowledge that their loved ones are being cared for by compassionate, well-trained and skilled professionals, and that they are being treated with respect in the comfort of their own home and surroundings.
For questions, give us a call at 412-427-1020
What Is Respite Care?
To put it simple, it’s a break for the Caregiver
Respite care of the elderly or an ill family member can be physically and emotionally draining. That’s why it’s important for caregivers to seek occasional break from their day to say responsibilities. Just a few hours a week for errands or a few weeks a year to take a much-needed vacation, respite care offers you the chance reduce stress, restore energy and keep your life in balance. Some things to remember when deciding on respite care companies: Involve your loved one being cared for. When planning for time off from your caregiving duties, make sure to keep your loved one in the know. Their input in deciding how much time you will be away — and who will fill in for you when you’re gone. Make sure to tell them that they will benefit from you being more relaxed and refreshed. And assure them that they will also reap rewards from socializing with other people. Assess your needs as the caregiver. Make a list of what care will be needed in your absence. Also decide if the respite care provider will need any special skills or training to be able to stay with your parent. If so, understand that your options for respite caregivers may be more limited. Stay organized. Use a calendar to assist you with helpers or check out online tools such as Lotsa Helping Hands or CarePages to keep track of appointments and send requests to friends and family. Don’t forget to include time for yourself and note it on the calendar.
Original article published at www.aarp.org
Each of our family caregivers are fully screened certified in in home healthcare services and who participate in ongoing training. Our home care providers are bonded and fully insured. We take the time to match up our caregivers to provide the best services that match your individual needs All of our services are performed under the direction of our registered nurse.
Respite Care Services
If you or a loved one is recovering from a prolonged illness, are back at home from surgery, have physical or developmental disabilities or have the every day challenges of getting older, our health care professionals provide the support you need.