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How to Minimize Stress Levels for High Burden Caregivers

June 11, 2018

A “high burden caregiver” is someone who cares for an elderly loved one under complex circumstances that render them vulnerable to higher stress and strain.  Included in this group of vulnerable caregivers are high-hour caregivers, older caregivers, and caregivers who were “forced” into this role.  Caregivers who receive virtually no support or relief are likely to suffer from burnout or exhaustion, with symptoms ranging from depression to social isolation, self-harm or harm toward the elderly loved one, weight loss, appetite loss, breakdown of immune system, and insomnia.

Respite Care Relief for Caregivers

Temporary or long-term 24 hour relief is available for high burden caregivers like you.  If you know someone who is caring for a loved one and just needs a break, one of the best gifts you can give them is a vacation from their duties.  While it’s great to practice relaxation techniques, who’s going to take care of your loved one while you’re trying to take a break?

That’s what A-1 Home Care is here for.  Our respite and live-out caregivers can come to you a few hours a day or a few days a week, depending on your stress levels, needs, and availability.  If you want two weeks off, we’re here for you!  If all you need is a 4-day vacation every week, our caregivers will take care of business!  Respite care includes assistance with meal preparations, light housekeeping, errands, prescription pick-ups, social visits to friends and family, bathing, grooming, personal care, companion care and transportation to appointments around Calabasas.

About A-1 Home Care

Established in 1991, A-1 Home Care is a licensed, bonded and insured agency delivering high quality in-home care services to families in Calabasas, Woodland Hills, Thousand Oaks, Sherman OaksMalibuSanta Monica, La Canada Flintridge and BurbankAs one of the few home care agencies that have successfully received state licensure from the State of California, A-1 Home Care ensures senior safety and wellness by screening every caregiver, every certified nurse aide, certified home health aide, and licensed vocational nurse for their criminal background.  All professional references are verified.  Our top-notch senior care services have rendered A-1 Home Care to be the preferred home care in Southern California.

To find a caregiver in your area, call A-1 Home Care today (562) 929-8400.