When a family member is the patient’s caregiver, then caregiver burnout becomes highly likely over time. Staying at home 24 hours per day and being on call for the patient seven days per week takes the family caregiver away from their usual schedule and the ongoing caregiver responsibilities can become overwhelming. A family caregiver, whether the patient’s spouse or adult child, definitely needs some time off, some time to think their own thoughts and maybe even experience a little self-indulgence. This need for time away is not an indication of lack of love or dedication, but is a necessary act of self-renewal.
Luxe Homecare provides home caregivers who can serve as respite care caregivers. Whether the family caregiver wants only a few hours away or a weekend to unwind, a Luxe Homecare respite care caregiver will be happy to care for the loved one during the time requested.
Read the article below to learn more about respite care offered by Luxe Homecare in Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Malibu, Beverly Hills, and West Los Angeles: