What is Respite Care?

Understanding Respite Care

Have you ever heard the term ‘Respite Care’ but wondered what that even means? Being a caregiver to your loved ones is a 24-7 job. Every now and then a break is much needed, which is where respite care comes in. Respite care offers caregivers a short break away from their care duties.

Nearly 50% of people in their 40’s and 50’s are not only caring for their elderly parents but also their own children. Being the primary caregiver to so many loved ones can be quite overwhelming. Respite care offers you a break from your caregiving duties for a few hours, days or weeks to give you the break you need.

Of course you want to do everything you possibly can for your elderly parents, but by trying to do it all you can actually make things worse. Being a caregiver can cause you to get tired easily or short-tempered from taking on too much. Doing everything usually leads to slip ups in many areas of life from your marriage, career and even your relationship with your parents.

By outsourcing the most basic tasks you can reduce your workload and make for a better life all around. Make a list of all that you do for your elderly parents. Hiring a caregiver for some of the easiest tasks is usually the most practical, tasks like: laundry, grocery shopping, driving or housekeeping. Caregivers provide help with daily tasks and can also offer companionship to your parents.

Our respite caregivers will provide your parents with the best care while you are taking care of yourself. We will keep your parents safe and make sure they are well taken care of so you don’t have to worry about their wellbeing. Make time for yourself. Contact our office to find out what we can do to help you and your loved ones.