Caregiving for your loved one can be gratifying. However, it can also be challenging, especially if you are juggling additional responsibilities such as child care or household financials. When you feel like you need a break, respite care is an amazing service to consider.
Offered by many palliative care providers and dedicated respite care facilities, respite care is a short-term care plan that provides temporary relief for caregivers. Respite care generally includes patient supervision and assistance with essential tasks such as dressing, bathing, eating, basic medical care, household tasks, transportation to medical appointments, meals, and individualized attention.
There are various types of respite care from which to choose. If you’re caring for a loved one while working multiple days per week, adult daycare is an option for those who need daytime coverage. Additionally, respite care can be provided in-home or at an in-patient facility. Although respite care is considered a short-term service, it may be scheduled regularly, such as 1-2 days per week.
Whether you’re a caregiver who needs a few days off or is planning a more extended-term leave, respite care is an excellent option for both you and your loved one.
Vantage Hospice offers respite care services. Interested in learning more? Contact us.