Rest and Relief
Caring for your parent, sibling, spouse, or loved one is no small achievement. You have sacrificed a lot to serve your role as a caregiver to the one you love and that’s why you deserve time to rest and revive your spirits. Our caregivers offer that relief; allowing you to grab a coffee with a friend, catch a movie with your spouse, or even take a much-needed nap. All the while assuring you that your loved one is being cared for in the best of hands, allowing your mind, body and soul that small, essential vacation—even if it’s only for a few hours each week.
Benefits of Respite Care
Caring for a loved one 24/7 can begin to wear on your physical and mental health. You may find yourself:
- Not eating right.
- Not sleeping well.
- Not feeling well.
Sometimes, resentment can build, prompting the caregiver to take out frustrations on the patient. But this doesn’t have to be the case.
Our senior care services cater to the caregiver’s mental and physical well-being. And when the caregiver (you) is healthy, the patient remains healthy, too. Respite care will:
- Offer relief, downtime, and escape.
- Prevent the buildup of resentment.
- Improve your and your loved ones’ health and happiness.
- Allow you to feel revived and refocused when you return.
How Respite Care Works
Depending on your needs, as well as those of your loved one, a respite care worker will come to your home for a few hours. These visits could be once a week or three times per week. While the respite care worker tends to your loved one, you’re free to get away. You can use these hours to meet friends for lunch, attend a hair appointment, or even read a book in the backyard. The point is, this is your time to rest and recover.
Elder Home Care Can Help
When you call Elder Home Care, one of our respite care professionals will visit your home and provide you with a free assessment to determine your needs, as well as those of your loved one. Our professionals are very flexible and will partner with you to determine the best schedule for respite care.
Curious to see how we can help you find the rest and relaxation you need? Contact us today by calling (516) 405-5910