What You Should Know About Respite Care

senior personal care services_5Taking care of your loved ones is a noble undertaking; it is also one of the largest expressions of love that you can give to someone. We understand that you take pride in being able to provide care and support to your loved ones when they need help. We also know that it can be a draining task to provide constant support while handling your own responsibilities and commitments on the side. Our respite care services provide you with a break from your care-giving routine by offering help with various tasks for a few hours or days per week.

Taking a break from care giving will help relieve stress, restore energy and provide a healthy balance in your life. We can provide support during business trips, vacations, busy work days, family obligations and any other times so that you can continue to live your own life to the fullest. We offer services such as personal care (grooming, bathing, dressing), light housekeeping, meal preparation, errands, shopping, transportation and much more.

A study was published in 2014 by BMC Health Services to examine the effects of respite care on care-recipients and their usual caregivers. The study found that having respite care services during the day while family members were out had a positive impact on both the care recipients and family members (the usual caregivers). The main findings from the study, titled “Why carers use adult day respite: a mixed method case study,” are shown below.

“The greatest benefits or improvements for the care-recipient were mostly associated with social and emotional gains rather than physical gains. Carers found care-recipients were more interested in friends and daily activities (66%), to be in good spirits most of the time (64%), and were more physically active (56%). While the social interaction between carer and care recipient was also reported to have increased (56%)”.

These findings coincide with our belief that having professional caregivers significantly increases quality of life and happiness for both care recipients and family members. We are proud to offer top-quality respite care services performed by our well-trained and compassionate staff members. Our goal is to allow family members a break from the stresses of care giving while knowing that their loved ones are safe and happy. Check out our website or give us a call today for more information or to book a free consultation.