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How Can Respite Care Help You


Benefits of Respite Care

While caregiving can be rewarding, it does present various challenges and difficulties. Depending on your situation, your schedule, and your loved one’s needs, it may be necessary to use respite services when your schedule becomes hectic or to bring more balance to your life. Respite care has many benefits for both caregivers and seniors, some of which we explore below.

Caregivers Get a Much-Deserved Break

Serving as a primary caregiver is an extremely demanding position, and everyone needs a break sometimes. Respite care is the perfect way to get some relief from caregiving duties while still maintaining your important role of primary caregiver for your loved one. Caregivers are able to take some time to themselves to work, run personal errands, or vacation without having to worry about leaving their loved one alone.

Determining if Respite is Right For You

Often, caregivers are reluctant to admit they may need respite, and deciding to allow someone else to step in as a caregiver can be a big decision. To determine if you and your family could benefit from respite, ask yourself the following questions:
  • Do you feel emotionally and physically drained on a regular basis?
  • Are you concerned that in the event of an emergency there is no one that you trust to take care of your loved one?
  • Do you find yourself becoming more agitated with things that previously never bothered you?
  • Are you neglecting your own health-related needs due to lack of time or lack of desire to assess your own needs?
  • Are you experiencing resentment toward other family members who could help you but don’t?
  • Is your social life suffering?
  • Is there an unusual change in your eating habits?
  • Do you have feelings of helplessness?

If your loved one is currently enrolled with a Hospice provider, Respite care is available to you, up to 5 days at no cost. Please reach out to our Admissions Director to talk further about how we can help and provide Respite Care for your loved one.

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