You have taken on the important role of the family caregiver. Your loved ones depend on you for daily assistance. As the primary caregiver, you need personal time away. Respite care programs provide planned breaks for families and primary caregivers. The emotional, physical and financial consequences of taking care of a loved can be overwhelming without support, such as respite. You can go to doctor appointments, counseling sessions and support group meetings. This time off is necessary to unwind, recharge the batteries and take care of important personal matters. You can relax knowing your family is taken care of, when you need to shop, attend a child’s event, go to lunch with a friend or just to exercise outdoors.
We can help with short-term as well as long-term respite care. Our aides provide overnight and 24-hour care for your family. If you need to go on vacation, wedding, reunion or other multi-day family events, we are there to provide care. You can enjoy time away knowing our caregiver’s skills are carefully matched to your family’s needs. We have helped many families with Alzheimer’s care, Multiple Sclerosis, Lou Gehrig’s disease and Bariatric care. According to a survey by the Commonwealth Fund, 60% of the caregivers reported fair or poor health, one or more chronic condition or a disability, compared with only 33% of non caregivers. Respite assistance has shown benefits to the family caregiver health and well-being and helps with family relationships and help sustain marriages.
Give us a call to discuss your challenges and options. There are many government and other community organizations to help you in the time of need.