Take a Vacation from Caregiving

With the start of the summer, many are starting to plan their vacation, get their travel documents in order, choose the next beach book read, etc. However, if you’re the primary caregiver for your aging parents or other relatives, it’s a difficult and overwhelming process because your worries are:

– What happens if there is a medical emergency while I’m away?
– What if mom forgets to take her medications?
– What if dad, who is showing early signs of dementia, wanders away from his house?
– Will my parents feel lonely and abandoned by me?
– What if power goes out in the house?

We at DLEA understand the stress and anxiety related to caring for your aging parents. Then there’s the guilt when it comes time for you to take a well-needed vacation. If you’re the primary caregiver for your aging parents, you need time off to relax and rejuvenate while ensuring that your loved ones are being take care of and getting the attention they need. DLEA can help! We can provide you with the opportunity to take that break and peace of mind so you can enjoy your well-deserved vacation.

It’s easy to get started and make that vacation a reality!

We can be involved as little or as much as you need. Depending upon your loved one’s needs, we offer varying degrees of involvement, which could include visits to your parent’s home or facility while you’re away. We can play the role of surrogate children, looking out for them as if they were our family. We become your eyes and ears and an educated advocate who will ensure they are well taken care of until you return.

If your parents are in fairly good health, maybe all you need is a friendly visit from one of our concierge companions, our “Debbie’s Angels.” We can help your family member engage in social activities by matching them with a college educated companion. This unique service offers social engagement and life enrichment activities, as well as everyday errands. While you are away, our Angels could plan trips to museums, theater, concerts or their favorite restaurants. They could help with shopping, running errands or taking them to their beauty appointments. To give additional peace of mind, we can facilitate scheduled Skype or Facetime with you while you’re on vacation.

Whether you are looking for medical oversight, daily visits, a weekly visit, a recommendation for a trusted temporary caregiver from a homecare agency, or friendly visits from an Angel, we are here and we can help! It’s a lot of work and coordination but we will guide you and help you every step of the way so that you enjoy your much-needed vacation. See what’s possible – call us to start the conversation!