Ways to Get a Break From Caregiving


Being the lone caregiver for a loved one is a full-time and hard job. Diversified Supportive Services recognizes that no one can take care of your loved one like you, but we equally recognize that you may require assistance at some point. There are numerous home healthcare agencies in Pennsylvania available to you to help ease some of the burdens that come with being a full-time caregiver.

Companionship care is an in-home care option in which a caregiver visits your loved one’s home to offer friendship and assistance alongside their full-time caregiver. Caregivers offer polite and helpful conversation, whether it’s reminiscing about past activities, talking about grandchildren and other loved ones, or sharing favorite memories. They can also organize and plan social activities like play dates and visits with family or friends, shopping and field trips, or even crafts, gardening, or card games.

Respite care provides caregiving services such as personal care or mental health care,ranging from a few hours per day to a few days per week to relieve you of your caregiving responsibilities. This allows you to relax, remove yourself from the situation, regroup, and return feeling rejuvenated both physically and psychologically, which is beneficial not just to you but also to your loved one.

If a short respite from caregiving is insufficient, there are also 24-hour in-home care possibilities. A full team of caregivers will be with your loved one to assist with daily tasks, companionship, medical problems, housekeeping, meal preparation, or provide disability care in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Contact us to learn more about our residential services and the different options available to you and your loved one.

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