Don’t wait until you’re literally crawling on your knees out of exhaustion from caring for an elderly frail parent or relative before you call for support from others in a similar situation!

You will not be the first, nor will you be the first!

Regular respite with the help of CareChamp Caregivers and Companions will make a major difference to you when you start feeling utterly exhausted and overwhelmed.

Being a caregiver to a loved one is demanding on your time, energy and emotions, and even if the breaks you get aren’t long, they will have a positive influence on your ability to successfully care for an aging relative who is frail, or living with Alzheimer’s.

Being the family caregiver is a job for the bravest of brave, but even champions need to rest in order to gather their strength before the next big challenge!

The last thing you should do is guilt yourself out of asking for help!  A loving circle of friends and family will also contribute greatly to keeping your strength up, physically and emotionally!

In the absence of this kind of support, CareChamp offers fully vetted, highly trained and compassionate Caregivers and Companions who are able to take over for a while, to give you a chance to stop and smell the roses.

It’s going to mean more than just a bit of an adjustment for the person receiving care to accept the presence of a stranger in the home, however, the management team at CareChamp applies many years of experience to making sure that you and your loved one will be matched with the perfect Caregiver.

Welcoming respite is going to be easier on you than your loved one, and you may face objections such as:

·       I don’t need a babysitter, I’ll be fine on my own.

·       I don’t want a stranger with me, you’re the only one I trust.

It’s going to be a lot like it is when trying to convince a child that they’ll enjoy playschool and all the friends they’ll make, when all they want is to stay with you, but with the deep understanding of these issues, the team at CareChamp has, the transition can be made less stressful.

Once you’ve worked out a flexible, affordable care schedule with CareChamp, make sure that you plan well for your break.  Make it a time to nurture and care for yourself to shore up your strength for the next leg of the journey.  Don’t push it and try to fit too much into too little time.  This’ll just be self-defeating!

And don’t let guilt eat at you, because it will try to lower your resolve to keep up your own strength and health! 

There is absolutely nothing wrong with needing a bit of time away, and if you’re having trouble convincing yourself of this, speak to someone who has used respite caregivers, they’ll make it a lot easier for you to let go a little!

If you retain your health, physically and mentally, you will have far more to give your elderly frail parent!

If you’re already experiencing symptoms of burnout like impatience, exhaustion, frustration and difficulty in dealing with the demands of caregiving, you’ll know it’s time to do something positive about it, for you and for your loved one!

Work with the management team at CareChamp to plan a respite schedule that suits you so that you can start getting excited about what this type of trusted help will do to give you a boost in strength you really do deserve!

CareChamp offers the highest standard in homecare, caregivers, in-home nursing and companions in Cape Town, which is where they are headquartered. 

Their caregiving services are also available in all major centres in South Africa, providing caregivers who have received the highest level in training and certification!

Find out more about what CareChamp can do to offer you respite from a trusted team of caregivers who have all had police and health clearance, fill in their online contact form, or give the team a call!

Go on, take the plunge! You and your family deserve to have you happy and healthy even in challenging circumstances.