Home Health Care in Houston: The Importance of Respite Care Service

As baby boomers continue to reach retirement age, the senior population in cities like Houston also continues to see significant growth, something that is expected to go on over the next few years. This means that more and more families need to engage in elderly care. Many of these families prefer home health care in Houston to other alternatives like retirement homes or communities, recognizing that their senior loved ones prefer to stay in the comforts of their own homes, where they can maintain privacy and be cared for by people they have known most of their lives.


homecaresugarland-blog2Caring for an elderly loved one, however, can be emotionally and physically taxing for the caregiver, and even the most dedicated ones will have moments of exhaustion. Experts have advised that caregivers look after their own well-being as they do their senior relative’s. An article for AARP.org discusses ways a family caregiver can deal with the stress that comes with his or her responsibilities, one of which is to “take a break”:

You deserve it. Plus, your ailing family member might benefit from someone else’s company. Think about respite care by friends, relatives or volunteers. Or try for a weekend or longer vacation by turning to a home health agency, nursing home, assisted living residence or board-and-care home; these facilities sometimes accept short-term residents. Adult day centers, which usually operate five days a week, provide care in a group setting for older people who need supervision.

Respite care is one of the services offered by in-home care providers like Comfort Keepers, to allow family caregivers to take some time off from their caregiving duties. Another service offered by home care providers is 24-hour home healthcare for Houston seniors, particularly those suffering from diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia, and thus needing round-the-clock supervision.

Services such as these can be invaluable in assisting primary caregivers, and give them much-needed respite from the stress of looking after their elderly loved ones. A reputable respite care provider maintains communication between the elderly and the family if they are physically separated, thus assuring the family that their elderly loved ones are always getting the care they need even in their absence.

(Article Excerpt and Image from 10 Ways to Deal With Caregiver Stress, AARP.org)

About D. Flenaugh

Demetrius Flenaugh is a 20 year U.S. Army Veteran and is experienced and highly qualified in addressing the home health care needs and concerns of seniors. His passion for helping others led him to volunteer with various organizations throughout his military career.
After spending the better part of the last 20 years moving from one assignment to another, he decided that moving to Sugar Land, TX provided an excellent opportunity to grow his family and serve his community. His dedication to providing quality, in-home care enables him to have a direct impact on enhancing the quality of life of seniors and other adults who need assistance with the activities of daily living.
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