Respite Care

One of the most generous things you can do is care for a loved one when they need the extra help. You might be caring for a parent with Alzheimer’s or a sibling who is disabled, but you’re providing the extra help they might need so they can live at home safely. But, sometimes, you’ll need a break.

You might need help caring for them when you’ll be on vacation or when you have to work too much. You might even need help if it all just gets to be a little much so you can take a break and focus on yourself for a little bit. You might need a break for just a few hours or even a few weeks.

Many times, family caregivers do not spend the time they need to focus on their own needs. They focus on their loved one and forget to pay attention to their own diet and exercise, or forget to take a break for their emotional well-being. Respite care gives you the chance to get away, whether it’s for a few hours or a few days, so you can rest and recharge before resuming care of your loved one.

How Does Respite Care Help?

Visiting Angels is an in-home care program that can match your loved one with a friendly and compassionate caregiver. The caregiver might visit a few hours a day, several times a week, or whenever they’re needed. This gives you the chance to run errands, work, go on vacation, or just take a break and rest so you can focus on yourself for a little bit.

Our caregivers can quickly put your loved one at ease and help them feel comfortable. They’ll engage in a friendly conversation and help with a range of different home care needs. Some of the help they can provide includes assistance with dressing and bathing, transportation, performing simple chores, and preparing healthy meals. This makes it easy for your loved one to look forward to these visits and might help relieve any anxiety you might have about getting away for a little bit.

How to Get Started Today

Whether you’re feeling a little burnt out or you’re getting frustrated with providing care, now is the right time to consider in-home care. You need to take care of yourself, too. Respite care in Springfield Missouri provides the break you need.

It’s easy to get started. You’ll get in touch with one of our local home care offices and we’ll match your loved one with the right caregiver for them. We offer respite care on an hourly basis, so you can choose the frequency and scope of care. Our home care services are flexible, so your loved one can always get more engaged care in the future. We also offer companion care, personal care, and specialized care for Alzheimer’s or dementia.

At Visiting Angels, we want to help you care for your loved one and give you the help you need. Find out more about our respite services today by contacting the Springfield Missouri office.

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.