When family caregivers are emotionally drained, they are likely less effective at playing this critical role. Our Personal Care Aides can provide respite care or temporary relief to those who care for family members who might otherwise require permanent placement in a facility outside the home.
WHAT IS RESPITE CARE?
Caregiving can be a rewarding and bonding experience within a family, yet in even the best situations, the responsibility and ongoing routine can be stressful and tiring—especially when balanced with a job or caring for children.
Known in some countries as “short break” care, respite services provide planned short-term breaks for families and other unpaid caregivers who need time outside the home or to simply take a rest. Respite care helps support and maintain the primary caregiving relationship.
HOW LOVING CARE CAN HELP:
Respite care services give you time to leave the home for a few hours or even a few days, knowing the one you care for is in good hands. This creates time to take care of the errands you never seem to have time for.
catch up on your shopping.
attend a support group meeting.
visit doctor or dentist for routine care.
give yourself a much-needed rest.
Loving Care's respite services can be scheduled for as little as a few hours a week. Additionally, around-the-clock care can be arranged so you can take a longer break to attend a wedding out of town, take a child to college, or go on a much-needed vacation.