Chelsea, MI (PressExposure) July 31, 2009 -- Rebecca Colmer is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and a caregiving professional who developed MeAndMyCaregivers.com, a communications hub for everyone on the care giving team. Rebecca recently spoke at a meeting where adult caregivers get together to network, share ideas and offer support to one another.
The topic of discussion was respite care. âRespite services cover a wide range,â said Colmer. âThey may include volunteer services, adult day care or even a care-receiverâs brief stay in a nursing home or assisted living facility. Respite care can also be provided by a private duty nurse, a family member or a friend to give the primary caregiver a break.â
Rebecca explained the importance of scheduling regular respite care to allow the primary caregiver to have time to him/herself. âIt is important that the care-receiver and the care giver have some time away from each other. Without a break, the caregiver can develop stress overload or burnout.â
Rebecca covered the details of planning and topics to discuss with respite caregivers, including emergency procedures, medical needs, daily schedule and other special needs that the care receiver may have. âIt is a good idea to have detailed instructions written out and ready for the respite caregiver,â said Rebecca. âDo not wait for an emergency to start answering questions; keep the information with the care-receiverâs other important documents.â
Rebecca Colmer is the creator of the Family Caregiver Organizer which includes a Respite Caregiver Checklist. She is also the founder of [http://www.meandmycaregivers.com] which is a communications hub with information and resources for everyone on the caregiving team.
Contact: Rebecca Sharp Colmer PO Box 157 Chelsea, MI 48118 rsc@MeAndMyCaregivers.com 1-800-530-929
This press release was submitted by Right Now Marketing Group, LLC