Sometimes it is hard to ask for help, but it is even harder to provide care for an aging senior or disabled person alone. Continuum offers in-home respite care in St. Louis and St. Charles counties to provide family members with some time off and peace of mind knowing that their family member is being well cared for. This allows for a more healthy family relationship and time for the caregiver to focus on his or her own personal needs. Contact us to learn more about how we can assist.
Downloadable Tools and Tips for Home Care Solutions for Family Caregivers:
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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.
Essential Caregiving Tips for Family Caregivers
This article from caring.com is directed towards Alzheimer’s caregivers; however, the tips are applicable for any type of family caregiving.
Respite Care Guide from the Alzheimer’s Association
The Alzheimer’s Association provides a thorough guide to respite care in this pdf.
Respite Caregiver Checklist
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.
Lotsa Helping Hands
Caregiver Self Assessment Questionnaire
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.