1. Seniors who require additional care during recovery – If you or a loved one have undergone surgery or suffered a serious illness/injury that requires additional medical attention, respite care is the perfect bridge on the road to recovery. Seniors can transfer from the hospital or rehabilitation center directly to the community where they will continue to receive care. We can help coordinate therapies – including physical, occupational, and speech – to make things easy and simple. So you can focus on your health and well-being.
2. Family caregivers – More and more people are assuming the role of primary caregiver for an aging loved one as an alternative to long-term care in a senior living community. But even caregivers need support from time to time. For families and friends looking for a brief break from their caregiving duties, respite care can not only be an answer but their sigh of relief knowing their loved ones are secure and getting cared for with extra attention, 24/7.
Other types of respite care include adult day care centers for older adults who live with family members that have daytime jobs and family responsibilities. You can also go the route of in-home care agencies, in which visiting health care providers perform tasks like housekeeping and meal preparation, allowing older adults to remain in the home safely for as long as possible. Support groups are also an option for those who just want to talk to people in similar situations.
Every family is unique. The right type of respite care for one household might not be the same for another, and that’s okay! What’s important is finding the right solution that suits you and your loved one’s situation.