Respite Care in Charleston
When a senior in the family needs home care, their loved ones often step in to assist them. However, caregiving comes with significant challenges, and it's not uncommon for family caregivers to experience burnout. Many of these individuals could benefit from respite care but aren't aware that it's an option. At Visiting Angels® Charleston WV, we're striving to make this type of care something families across our local community can reach out for when they need a break.
What is Respite Care?
Respite care can generally be thought of as temporary care provided by professionals that gives family caregivers the chance to take a short break. With this opportunity to spend some time on self-care and other essential needs, family caregivers can focus on resting and recuperating from the many demands of their role. These temporary visits can also give family caregivers the ability to focus on other priorities in their lives without constantly asking themselves whether their loved one is doing alright in their absence.
How Respite Care Helps Seniors in Charleston
By taking time off from caregiving and looking after their own needs, including their physical and mental health, family caregivers can also make sure they're able to continue caring for their loved one to the best of their ability. It is normal to feel frustrated and overwhelmed when you are exhausted from caregiving, and reaching out for support from our care professionals is one way you can take a step back and recharge.
While you are enjoying your time off, one of our care providers will be assisting your loved one as they go about their day-to-day lives. Here are some forms of support our care professionals offer:
- Respectfully assisting with personal care
- Providing comforting emotional support
- Preparing meals and shopping for groceries
- Doing laundry and other light chores
- Reminding seniors about their medications
Getting Started with Respite Care
We have free, no-obligation consultations available for families who could benefit from respite care. These meetings allow us to gain a better understanding of the services each potential client will require. We can also use this time to answer questions, address concerns, and provide insight into our caregiving approach.
Learn more about choosing to get started with respite care. Call Visiting Angels Charleston WV today to reserve your consultation in Charleston, Cross Lanes, Dunbar, Elkview, Hurricane, Nitro, St Albans, Sissonville, South Charleston, Winfield, or a nearby community.
Serving Greater Charleston, WV Including the Counties Kanawha, Cabell,and Putnam
Visiting Angels CHARLESTON, WV507 1st Ave
S Charleston, WV 25303