Caregiving for a family member with complex needs is not easy.
No matter how much we love someone, when their care needs are higher than our personal energy or our resource base, any caregiver runs the risk of burning out.
A state of mental, physical, and emotional exhaustion caused by prolonged and overwhelming stress of caregiving (helpguide.org). Caregiving can cause long term stressors that lead to the deterioration of your own health. This not only affects you but individual in your care and your social circle.
Healthy Caregiving Cannot Be Done Alone
Crossroads provides supports to families who need more than the occasional help. Your family needs access to consistent care. Crossroads’ Kinnections caregiving services starts by matching your family and special needs family member with the qualified worker with the right set of skills and right kind of respite.
Respite for Kids:
Realistically, friends and family can only do so much to help your family. Those supports only reach so far. Your family needs access to consistent care, not just occasional help. To manage the pressures of caregiving, respite supports are needed. Breaks from caregiving pressure might be hourly supports, overnight care, or out-of-home respite.
Respite for Adults:
As children age, parents are typically less able to meet the needs that adult child with disabilities or mental health conditions present. We always tailor our Kinnections caregiving services to what you need, that might be an hourly companion, supportive roommate, or advocate.
Kinnections caregiving services assists you when you may need to reach beyond the traditional caregiving services. We can help you learn what you need to do and where you need to go to support your child. This might include a behaviour specialist, mediation, navigation services, or an intellectual assessment.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Find out more about our Kinnections caregiving services, and hopefully we can answer a couple of your questions! Furthermore, please call us if you have any additional questions.
Kinnect Family Program: Kinnect Intensive
This Family Solutions Group program merges the strengths of Crossroads caregivers with the clinical expertise of Kells professionals, to support atypical children and their families. The youth lives in the Kinnect House three nights per week to assist with stabilization. This treatment placement offers a break for both the youth and family from the tension and patterns that may have become a part of the family dynamic.
Kinnect Family Program: Parenting Tough Kids Program
This Behaviour Development Support program combines instruction from highly-trained parenting experts with individualized coaching to support parents as they develop behaviour management, mental health, and communication skills. Children and teens are not involved in the program, instead it is designed to support parents and build on their skills to manage their high-needs children.