Looking for Respite Care?
Being a caregiver for a loved one is an incredible role that’s filled with love and selflessness, but it can also be very taxing over time. Respite care offers caregivers a much-needed break while also ensuring loved ones are in a community where they’re safe and well cared for. Learn more about what respite care is and how it can be helpful for both the caregiver and the person receiving the care.
What Is Respite Care?
Respite care is when someone else takes over the caregiving duties for a while so the regular caregiver can take some time to rest and recharge. Respite care is a type of short-term care that, depending on your needs, can take place in the loved one’s home or in a senior living community.
During respite care, your loved one continues to get the same high level of care you’d provide, but it gives you, the caregiver, a chance to attend to your own needs, decompress, take a vacation or just spend a night out with friends. Respite care can be a few hours where a substitute caregiver drops in to provide a short break, or it can involve the person needing care temporarily moving into the community if they need around-the-clock care.
At Riddle Village, respite care is also beneficial after hospitalization or rehabilitation. Some find a short respite can help prepare an individual for their eventual return to home while providing security and care one may need after a hospital or rehab stay.
What Are the Benefits of Respite Care?
While it can be a little scary to hand off the care of someone you love to another party, there are benefits to respite care for both the caregiver and the loved one.