Do you remember hearing the phase “Put the oxygen mask on yourself first”? This rule applies to more than just airplanes. If you are a family caregiver and feeling overwhelmed, then you could be inadvertently providing sub-optimal care for your loved one. Some studies have shown that family stress and depression increase the likelihood of a loved one being readmitted to the hospital.
The respite care, provided by Adultcare Assistance Caregivers, is designed to release this family tension. Some family members prefer to have a few hours each day to themselves while others enjoy having a few uninterrupted nights of sleep each week. So, if you are taking in the deep breath of frustration, please remember to “Put the oxygen mask on yourself first!”