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Respite Care for Seniors and Family Caregivers in Centennial, CO

Respite Care for Seniors and Family Caregivers in Centennial, CO

Taking care of a parent or loved one in their senior years is both a dream and a major responsibility. It gives us the chance to spend quality time together and enjoy the time we have, keeping them at home where they feel comfortable and more independent, while still providing the assistance our loved one needs.

The practicalities of respite care, however, can be overwhelming. Chances are you aren’t trained as a caregiver, and have a life, career, family, and other responsibilities you need to juggle as well, even before taking on this role.

Sometimes you just need a little help. Visiting Angels is here for you. We provide quality care to seniors and families living in Littleton, Aurora, Lakewood, Centennial, Englewood, and other Colorado communities around Denver.

What Is Respite Care?

Respite care for seniors is a temporary relief service designed to support primary caregivers by providing professional care for older adults. As the primary caregiver for a loved one, you risk burnout and face other stresses. Respite care offers you a chance to take a break from being a care provider and focus on your own well-being. You can run errands, take a day off, focus on self-care, or whatever you like, knowing that your loved one is safe, cared for, and their needs are met.

Visiting Angels caregivers can support your loved one in-home or even in assisted living, hospice, or medical facilities, by offering companionship and help with the activities of daily living, such as light housekeeping, grocery shopping, meal preparation, and more. Whether you need short term, emergency, or longer term supplemental support in your caregiving routine, contact us for Respite Care options in Centennial.

Why Respite Care Is Helpful

Being a full-time caregiver can take a lot of time and energy. Depending on the level of care a loved one needs, you may also need additional help or skills to ensure you and your loved one get the support you need. This is particularly difficult for those facing the wealth of challenges and emotions of early-onset dementia.

Reconciling the love and desire for care for an aging relative can quickly become treacherous as you navigate the changing dynamic of parent figure and child to the opposite, while facing your own struggles of balancing life with this grief and fear. That’s why it is very common for caregivers to burn out. Visiting Angels of Centennial can help you as well as your loved one, recognizing and supporting you through this process and giving you peace of mind that your loved ones needs are taken care of, daily, even when you can’t be there at critical times of the day.

Examples of Respite Care Services

Respite care can include many aspects of care, depending on the needs of your loved one. Here are a few categories of care Visiting Angels provides through respite care:

  • Personal Care: Helping a loved one with personal hygiene and grooming can be awkward for all involved, as it can feel like it changes the dynamic too much. That’s why a big part of respite care involves personal care services, easing the discomfort for both caregiver and client.
  • Household Assistance:  Respite caregivers can help you and your loved one both feel more independent by offloading some of the chores. By preparing meals, helping with tidying up and taking care of the small details, they can help keep the household running smoothly.
  • Companionship: Lack of social interaction and engagement increases the risk of depression in loved ones and caregivers. Respite care offers the very companionship and social interaction to help reduce this risk and also develop new friendships. Whether it’s going for walks or being an exercise partner, or even just being there when you have to step out, we can be there for both of you to keep your loved ones cared for and engaged.

How Respite Care Benefits Seniors and Family Caregivers

Family caregivers take on a lot when caring for their loved ones. Respite care benefits both the senior and the family. Here are just a few of the care benefits of respite care:

  • Familiarity and Comfort

    Your family members will remain in their own home and because of that, have a sense of familiarity and comfort in their surroundings.  
  • Personalized Care

    Because respite care is usually one-on-one, your assigned caregiver will provide individualized attention and care. They can focus more on the personal needs of your loved one because they only work with one person at a time.
  • Continuity of Care

    A very important part of longevity is to have routines and consistency, and with respite care, your loved one has a consistent and continuous relationship with a caregiver who understands their needs intimately.
  • Peace of Mind for Family Caregivers

    While you may need to run errands, rest, or even go on vacation, you can count on a respite caregiver to provide the best possible care to your loved one. This gives you peace of mind while you’re away from your loved one so you can focus better on your life.

In-Home Respite Care Options

Our home care services are customized to fit both your and your loved one's unique needs. Our caregivers can visit as often as necessary. We provide in-home care on both a short-term and long-term care, available weekdays, weekends, and holidays. Whenever you need us, we are here to deliver high-quality senior care, giving you the opportunity to take a break from your caregiving duties.

Visiting Angels Helps Families with Respite Care in Centennial, CO

Whether you need specialized, specific care or you just need a back-up, Visiting Angels are here to support you. We will develop a custom care plan based on your and your loved one’s needs, so both of you can have a better quality of life. Our caregivers can visit your loved one for a few hours a day or a few days a week and provide you with the opportunity to run errands, go to work or just relax and recharge your batteries.

You can be reassured that your loved one is cared for and supported, safely, comfortably, and engaging in conversation and activities to make both your lives easier, and that you both look forward to these visits.

Reach out today to get started.

Serving Littleton, Highlands Ranch, Centennial, Castle Rock, Parker, Greenwood Village, Evergreen, and Throughout the South Denver Metro Area

Visiting Angels LITTLETON, CO
26 W Dry Creek Cir #820
Littleton, CO 80120
Phone: 720-981-0804
Fax: 720-891-8443