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Respite Care for Seniors and Family Caregivers in Evergreen, CO

Respite Care for Seniors and Family Caregivers in Evergreen, CO

Caring for a family member or loved one is both rewarding and challenging, but allowing them to live safely and comfortably at home can be the most valuable reward for all involved. But it involves skill and coordination, juggling your caregiving duties for your loved one with your own needs and responsibilities. It can quickly become overwhelming.

That’s where Visiting Angels Evergreen can help.  We offer quality care to seniors and families living in Evergreen, Golden, Littleton, Arvada, Centennial, Englewood, and other Colorado communities around Denver.

What Is Respite Care?

Respite care is a supplemental service that provides professional in-home care for seniors, allowing primary caregivers to take a break. It ensures that seniors continue to receive necessary support and assistance in a safe environment, while their regular caregivers rest or attend to other obligations, be it running errands, working, or even going on vacation.

Beyond just being present, our caregivers can offer additional home care services such as light housekeeping, meal preparation, specialized care, all while providing much needed companionship and socialization. And we can deliver our services at home, in a hospice, senior care, or assisted living facility. We even offer services for specialized care, such as those facing dementia or even dealing with chronic pain.

The Importance of Respite Care

It requires a lot of time and energy to be a full-time caregiver. Additionally, depending on the level of care a loved one needs, it may go beyond a caregiver's abilities. Because of this, it’s not unusual for caregivers to become overwhelmed, exhausted, or burn out. It’s human nature to try to push through these, but with the stress of the changing environment and relationship and no doubt the underlying grief, it can quickly lead to resentment, errors, or even forgetfulness.  

Respite care can alleviate these potential issues. Having a professional health care provider come in to help your loved one gives you a break as a caregiver, so you can take care of other aspects of your life. Respite care improves the quality of life for both of you.

Examples of Respite Care

There are many services included with respite care, and a care program will be customized to your and your loved one’s needs. Help is available short term, long term, or even on an as-needed basis. Here are just a few of the types of assistance we can provide.

  • Personal Care

    Personal care, grooming and hygiene are closely tied to our sense of independence and identity. Often, relying on a family member or loved one to assist is a difficult and awkward interaction for both. Having a respite caregiver help your loved one bathe, get dressed, and groom themselves eases that burden and transition.
  • Household Assistance

    If your loved on is staying in their home or sharing yours, hired respite caregivers can help with the small but significant chores of meal preparation, helping with folding laundry, even light housekeeping and appointment transportation.These small things can make a world of difference in keeping the household, and your lives, running smoothly.
  • Companionship

    Companionship is crucial for seniors as it helps combat feelings of loneliness and isolation, which can lead to depression and other health issues. Regular social interaction keeps the mind active, boosts emotional well-being, and enhances overall quality of life. Engaging in conversations, activities, and hobbies with others provides seniors with a sense of purpose and belonging, contributing significantly to their mental and physical health.

Benefits of Respite Care

Respite care not only benefits you as the caregiver by supplementing your responsibilities and giving you some of your own time back, it is also a great benefit to your loved one and your family overall.

  • Benefits for a caregiver

    Of course you want to do everything to be there for your loved one and meet their needs. But the only way to do that and keep them at home is to ensure you are well rested and cared for too. Respite care offers you another you to take on some of those responsibilities and be present in your own life, while still keeping your loved one cared for and safe at home.
  • Benefits for your loved one

    With respite home health care, your loved one will receive an individualized care plan based on their needs. Respite care keeps them in a comfortable and familiar environment, and provides one-on-one care, and a sense of continuity and consistency with their assigned respite caregiver. It also provides them with additional social interaction and engagement, and allows them to maintain a sense of a life that isn’t wholly reliant on you.
  • Benefits for the family

    When the family knows their loved one is being cared for, whether by a caregiver or a respite care professional, they can have peace of mind. It allows the familial caregiver to take care of their own needs while also caring for their loved one. The family is better served when others are engaged and rested, and no one feels obligated or overburdened.

Visiting Angels Helps Care for Your Loved One in Evergreen, CO

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.

While engaging your loved one in conversation, our care providers can help them with various tasks, such as bathing, toileting, or other personal needs, as well as housekeeping and preparing healthy meals. Our friendly caregivers and engaged care services make it easy for your family member to look forward to these visits.

Visiting Angel caregivers in Evergreen are ready to customize a plan to visit your loved one for several hours daily or a few times weekly, giving you the chance to attend to errands, work commitments, or simply take a break to recharge.

During their visit, our care providers can not only engage your loved one in meaningful conversation, but also assist with tasks like hygiene and grooming, household chores, and meal preparation. With our compassionate caregivers and attentive services, you and your family member can breathe easier, knowing there is compassionate, reliable support available.

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