Respite Resources from Visiting Angels of Victorville, CA

  • What is Respite?
    Respite care is temporary relief for those who are caring for family members, so the care recipient does not need permanent placement in a facility outside of the home. While caregiving can be very rewarding, the physical, emotional and finical consequences for the family caregiver can be overwhelming without some support, like as respite.
  • Why is Respite Important?
    Caregiving can be harmful to your health. Family caregivers are said to suffer a condition at more than twice the rate as non-caregivers. Elderly spousal caregivers with their own history of illness, and who are experiencing care-related stress, have a 63 percent higher mortality rate than their non-caregiving peers. Stress from providing care can take as much as ten years off a family caregiver’s life. Family caregivers who provide more than 36 hours of care weekly are more likely than non-caregivers to experience the symptoms of depression or anxiety.
  • Who provides Respite Care?
    Respite care is often provided by other family members, neighbors as well as day care centers, assisted living facilities, nursing homes and senior care agencies such as Visiting Angels.
  • What does a caregiver do while providing Respite?
    The care can range from Companionship services to complete services such as bathing and dressing assistance, meal preparation and light housekeeping. When Visiting Angels is providing the respite care, the family or care recipient selects which services that they want completed. Visiting Angels will provide complete care services.
  • Who pays for Respite Care in the Victor Valley area?
    Visiting Angels works with many Long Term Care insurances such as United Health Care, CalPERS, Lincoln Financial Group and Met Life.
    Alzheimer’s Association, Inland Empire Service Center: 909-944-9680
    http://www.alz.org/
    The Alzheimer’s Association awards “respite” care vouchers that can be used to pay for respite services. They distribute these twice a year and the recipients have six months to use the funds.
    The Veterans Administration Aid and Attendance office can also help cover the cost of respite care.
    Aid and Attendance: 800-827-1000
    Visiting Angels also works with Veterans Home Care and their VetAssist program to help our veterans cover the cost of respite care.
    Veterans Home Care: 877-878-4248
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