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Addressing Common Concerns About Respite Care Services

By answering common questions about professional respite care, Visiting Angels aims to give families in Wheat Ridge, CO peace of mind

Providing care for a loved one is certainly a rewarding experience, but it can also be very stressful and exhausting. Whether you need more time for yourself or feel like you are on the brink of what we call caregiver burnout, it is important that you have access to quality respite care services from Visiting Angels Denver.

Our professional caregivers can:

  • Assist you with difficult or stressful care activities
  • Look after Mom or Dad when you have other arrangements
  • Offer advice in confusing and difficult situations
  • Help you find more time to attend to personal matters

Despite the benefits of interim home care services, family caregivers often hesitate to hire professional caregivers. Some may feel like providing care is only their responsibility while others may have issues with safety or budget.

The good news is that some of these concerns are completely unfounded. Others can be easily addressed when you work with a reliable senior care provider.

Common Concerns About Respite Care

Can my family afford respite services?

Respite services are a flexible, affordable and convenient option for families as they are provided by the hour. Moreover, our agency will gladly help you cut costs whenever possible.

Will care be scheduled in a way that works for me and my loved one?

While scheduling policies may vary from agency to agency, our respite care providers will make every effort to accommodate your needs and routines.

How will your caregivers respond to my loved one's needs?

When you choose Visiting Angels, your loved one will receive personalized care that will match their unique needs, routines and preferences, as well as medical or safety concerns.

What if my loved one needs specialized care?

This is nothing unusual. Many seniors with debilitating physical or cognitive conditions require specialized care. Whether your loved one struggles with dementia or needs mobility assistance, our caregivers are trained and qualified to provide the specialized in-home care your loved one needs.

How can I be sure that my loved one is safe and secure?

Family caregivers are often not so keen on the idea of leaving their loved one in someone else's hands. If you are concerned about your parent's safety, work only with agencies that run background and reference checks of their employees like Visiting Angels Denver. You can also consider joining your designated caregiver during the first few sessions.

Will my loved one receive the same level of care?

Surely, you know your loved one's needs better than anyone else, but there is no need to worry. This concern often disappears when families see our caregivers at work. At Visiting Angels, our caregivers are trained to approach clients with the highest level of care, respect and compassion.

Do I really need to hire professional respite services?

The benefits of respite services are immense, both for you and your loved one. You can prevent burnout, have more time for yourself and enjoy peace of mind knowing that Mom or Dad has all the support they need from our loving professionals when you are not around to assist them.

Call our Wheat Ridge, CO office today to learn more about respite care and how we help. Visiting Angels is here for you!

Visiting Angels proudly serves Arvada, Aurora, Denver, Glendale, Golden, Lakewood, Wheat Ridge and the surrounding areas of Colorado.

Each Visiting Angels agency is a franchise that is independently owned and operated. The Franchisor, Living Assistance Services Inc., does not control or manage the day to day business operations of any Visiting Angels franchised agency.