Patients are the center of caregiving – and they should be. However, let us also not forget the caregivers who are giving care tirelessly. They risk physical and mental stress, burnout, injury etc. Everyone needs a time out, everyone needs a break.
This is where respite care comes in. As you will read from the stories below, respite care can take several forms – nurses, medical escorts, care companions, babysitters and many more. I wrote to TODAY recently on this and you can read the article here.
One of the ways to recharge is by doing yoga. Yoga is very beneficial to those who want to build strength, stamina and stability. I used to think yoga was too slow and may not be beneficial for me. However, I decided to give it a try and lo and behold, I have been now doing it for years. I was not able to touch my toes and squat with my feet flat but after doing yoga, I can do both. Yoga is also one of our most popular services and is offered at convenient locations.
So I would like to urge you to consider engaging respite care if you are a caregiver – a recharged and revitalized you is good for your care recipients, your family and for yourself.