What is respite care?
Many adults are unaware of what respite care is and its availability.
Respite Care can be a tremendous resource for caregivers and their families. Simply stated, a short-term stay in an assisted living community is respite care. Care providers should consider this as a holiday stress saver, especially if their relative is living at home with them and has never been a retirement community resident. Our facilities can and do offer respite stays, and caregivers should take advantage of these services.
Help Caregivers with Respite Care
Loved ones can be a difficult and challenging when providing care for them, add on chronic health concerns to take into account for having to complete last minute holiday tasks. Caregivers should take advantage of every resource available to them. The resource of your time and energy should be considered. Respite stay can be critical for family members to take time to unwind and put on hold the responsibilities of full-time care for a day or two.
Planning around parties, shopping, visits, etc. during the holidays can be significant help during this season. Respite care can help avoid serious potential stumbling blocks for caring for a loved one, especially if the senior doesn’t like or is unable to travel. A short-term stay our assisted living community can be the solution by providing your loved one with a community to live where they’ll be well looked-after. Caregivers will be able to overcome any logistical issues in their plans, and will also have the peace of mind that their relative is taking care of in a loving secure environment.