Life moves at such speed that we can barely keep up with simply getting the basics done each day, balancing work and family while we try to get a little ‘time-out’ in as well that for many of us it feels like there are never enough hours in the day to get it all done!

It gets even worse when we get older and simply can’t keep up with the frenetic pace of life, or when someone we love gets to an age where frailty or chronic illness becomes a daily battlefield in every sense, from the physical to mental and emotional.

To make matters worse, most of us don’t want to ask for help, especially when it means giving up some of our independence, or, if you are taking care of a loved one in need of frail care, admitting that you are feeling overwhelmed, exhausted and headed for depression, either way, it just seem so hard to ask for help!

We all want to believe we are strong enough to do everything ourselves and are also afraid that if we do ask for help, it will mean that we are weak.  It’s not, in fact, knowing when to reach out for help is a sign of strength, an acknowledgement that taking care of ourselves is as vital to caring for someone we love, as it is to maintain a healthy relationship with our loved one.

Bringing in a stranger to assist with caregiving is always a challenge, but, if you start with small steps you will soon wonder why you didn’t try it before!  Staying at home is something we all want as we age, and today a far greater percentage of elderly, frail adults are choosing to stay at home rather than go into frail care facilities, with the result that caregiving has become a specialised field that is in great demand.

CareChamp was established to make staying at home a lot easier for elderly frail adults, whether it is on a full-time or part-time basis, and for families who have taken on the role of caregiving, a professional caregiver can bring a breath of fresh air, along with a helping hand to take some of the strain off your shoulders.

Caregivers from CareChamp are highly trained, and, based on strict background vetting on every level, bring a sense of security and safety into the lives of every client they take care of.  CareChamp ensures that each caregiver has passed their caregiving studies at Nido Nursing with the highest level of competency, and has the relevant police and health clearance necessary to instil confidence in all CareChamp clients.

CareChamp offers the highest standard in caregiving in Cape Town, which is their home-base, as well as in other major centres throughout South Africa via their close professional association with Nido Nursing (Pty) Ltd.

Although, as said previously, letting a stranger into your home is a challenging decision, CareChamp has made it a simple process, taking into account your care requirements and then forwarding you the profiles of at least five really special caregivers in their portfolio, giving you the option to choose the caregiver that would most make you or your loved one feel completely at ease.

CareChamp caregivers are available to assist on many levels; they can come in a few hours or days a week in order to give you respite, or on a daily basis for a specific period of time; you will know exactly what is required, and, if you need to take it step by step until you feel confident in your choice, CareChamp will assist you by creating a tailor-made care plan that starts with small steps within flexible routines.

Put your needs first, whether you are the one in need of a little assistance or taking care of a loved one on your own – you deserve to have the load lightened a little, and CareChamp is there to lend that special helping hand!

Once you have taken that first step and reached out to CareChamp, you will find the rest of the journey with this team of caring professionals an absolute pleasure.

Visit the CareChamp website today to find out just how easy it is to find the right helping hand to reach for when taking care of a loved one in need of frail care, or just a little companionship to alleviate any sense of isolation that can set in as we age!