Aug 24, 2017 by Katie Fielmann
Within the corporate workplace, Millennials are pressuring companies to address a topic called work-life balance. In the past, Baby Boomers and Gen-Xers simply went to work, performed their tasks, and went home. Today, Millennials are changing the way businesses do business by forcing a look at the importance of downtime and relaxation. The idea of a happy, rejuvenated employee being a productive employee has always been out there; today, this concept is getting headlines.
Family caregivers do not have the luxury of a union, bargaining unit, or – many times -even other colleagues. Plus, in addition to their caregiving duties, most family care providers also have several other responsibilities. Many are still raising families, are employed, and have social, financial, and personal obligations. Most family caregivers are unable to dream of a work-life balance because their "life" has been put on indefinite hold.
As corporate America is finding out, happy and refreshed employees provide better service and care. The same is true of caregivers. Seniors receive the best care when their loved one is well-rested, happy, clear-headed, focused, and so forth. Sadly, research suggests that the majority of long-term family care providers face regular fatigue, frustration, depression, and chronic illness, most of which can be tied to a lack of a proper work-life balance.
The dilemma most family caregivers face is being in a "one-deep" position. If they do not provide care for their loved one then who will? Complicating matters, since they barely have time to sleep, the time to research other options is not there, either.
Thankfully, Comfort Keepers can help. Comfort Keepers provides senior care supports and services from a mere hour a week up to full-time, 24-hour care, 365 days a year. They even specialize in dementia and Alzheimer's care, hospital to home transitions, and end of life care. A Comfort Keepers caregiver comes alongside family caregivers to allow family members to take a break, get some sleep, address their own medical issues, socialize, and – in short – work out a proper work-life balance. Best of all, with Comfort Keepers, all of the care can be provided in the comfort and convenience of the senior's own home.
A positive work-life balance is foundational to maximizing the efficiency, effectiveness, and quality of senior care. With the best respite care in the senior care industry, Comfort Keepers help family caregivers establish this balance.
Lombard, Mount Prospect, Willowbrook, Addison, Downers Grove, Oak Park, Arlington Heights, Elk Grove Village, Elmhurst, Glen Ellyn, Berkeley, Oak Brook, Bloomingdale, Carol Steam, Glendale Heights, Itasca, Villa Park, Bolingbrook, Woodridge, Lisle, Darien, Willow Springs, Brookfield, Clarendon Hills, Hinsdale, La Grange, La Grange Park, Riverside, Western Springs, Westmont, River Grove, River Forest, Chicago and Elmwood Park.