Sometimes it is hard to ask for help, but it is even harder to provide care for an aging senior or disabled person alone. Studies demonstrate that family caregivers typically put their care recipient’s needs above their own needs, often putting themselves at risk for health issues. Respite care from Aunt Ann’s Home Care in the San Francisco area can help provide some much needed time away for a caregiver to attend to his or her own needs. Check out some of the helpful resources below regarding caregiver respite. Contact us to learn more about how we can assist.
Downloadable Tools and Tips:
Click the links to view or right click to print or save to your computer.
- Reducing Caregiver Burn-out (PDF)
- Signs of Burn-out: A Checklist for Caregivers (PDF)
- Recognizing stress overload and its effects (PDF)
- Understanding Respite Care (PDF)
- Inspirational Quotes for Caregivers (PDF)
Web Resources for Home Care Solutions for Family Caregivers:
Click the links below to access resource websites to learn more about home care solutions for family caregivers and the benefits of respite care.
The Family Caregiver Alliance offers an informative fact sheet on the risks and symptoms of depression in caregivers.
This informative guide provides valuable tips for keeping healthy while delivering care to others.
This article from caring.com is directed towards Alzheimer’s caregivers; however, the tips are applicable for any type of family caregiving.
The Alzheimer’s Association provides a thorough guide to respite care in this pdf.
This is a checklist developed by a woman who cared for her mother for 15 years and is meant to be given to the respite caregiver as a source of information on the person being cared for.
Here is another checklist developed by the Alzheimer’s Association that one can fill out to provide information to respite caregivers.
Family Caregiving Coordination Websites
These free websites can keep family members and friends up to date on a person’s condition and can serve as care coordination and support networks.
The American Medical Association developed this quick self assessment for a caregiver to determine if the situation is overextending the caregiver’s capabilities and if assistance is needed.