Respite Care for Seniors and Family Caregivers

Caring for a loved one is one of the most generous and caring things you can do. Whether you’re caring for a parent with Alzheimer’s or a disabled sibling, you’re providing the assistance they need to continue living safely at home. But what do you do when you need a break? The in-home respite care program from Visiting Angels® is an option.

What is Respite Care?

Respite care provides short-term relief for primary caregivers. Many family caregivers experience stress and emotional exhaustion trying to juggle their needs with the responsibilities of caring for an elderly loved one. Respite care services enable family caregivers to take much-needed breaks and focus on their personal lives while ensuring their senior loved ones continue to receive compassionate and friendly personal care.

A respite caregiver from Visiting Angels can help seniors with tasks inside the home, including preparing healthy meals, folding clothes or simply providing companionship. Respite care can take place in a hospice or medical facility, a senior day care center or in the comfort of the senior's own home.

The in-home respite care program at Visiting Angels is designed to fit you and your senior loved one's schedules and needs. Professional caregivers can visit as frequently as you desire on a temporary or long-term basis. Respite care is available weekdays, weekends and holidays. A Visiting Angels home care agency near you will work with you to create a care plan tailored and personalized for you and your loved one. The goal is to allow you to disengage from your caregiving duties and let a professional handle the caregiving tasks for as long as you need.

How Respite Care Helps

At Visiting Angels, our in-home care program matches your loved one with one of our friendly and compassionate caregivers. Caregivers can visit for a few hours a day or several times a week to provide family caregivers with the opportunity to run errands, go to work, take a vacation, or simply rest and recharge.

When our caregivers visit, they will quickly put your loved one at ease. While engaging in friendly conversation, caregivers can also provide assistance with a wide variety of home care needs. Our caregivers can help your loved one with dressing and bathing, transferring assistance, and other personal care needs. They can also help around the house performing simple chores and preparing healthy meals. The engaged care we provide makes it easy for your loved one to look forward to these visits and can help relieve the anxiety or guilt you may feel by stepping away for a few hours.

How to Get Started with In-Home Care

If you’ve been feeling burnt out or are finding yourself feeling frustrated with your caregiver role, now is a good time to consider in-home care. Taking care of yourself is vitally important. Respite care provides the break you need to rest and regroup.

Getting started is easy. Simply get in touch with one of our local home care offices. We can match your loved one with a caregiver who can provide the assistance they need. Respite care is offered on an hourly basis so you can establish the frequency and scope of care that best meets your needs. Because our home care services are flexible, should your loved one require more engaged care in the future, we can expand our role to include companion care, personal care, or even care for Alzheimer’s or dementia.

At Visiting Angels, we’re here to be your caregiving partner. Find out more about our in-home respite care services by connecting with a local office today.  

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