The Importance of Respite Care

Respite CareYou know when the stewardess on the plane tells you to put your oxygen mask on before you help anyone next to you in the case of an emergency? That’s because you need to take care of yourself before you can properly take care of others.

The same can be said for taking care of a loved one. Caring for a loved one can be very rewarding and at the same time challenging and draining. That responsibility comes with everyday challenges that can wear down even the most patient person. Cherished Transitions offers Respite Care options to provide the peace of mind to caregivers that their loved one is in a safe, supportive environment.

Respite Care refers to a “short-term” stay (typically less than 30 days), usually at an Assisted Living or Memory Care community. This is a great living option to provide caregivers a temporary break from taking care of their loved one who needs day-to-day support or care services when other life matters come up, or even to be able to schedule a vacation.

Respite worker services can include providing personal care such as help with dressing, feeding, bathing, going to the restroom, and grooming. Depending on what they need, more or less personal care, Respite Care offers a break in your schedule. It allows more free time to dine out with friends, run personal errands, go to doctor appointments, or simply enjoy an afternoon in the park.

Time off is a necessary part of caregiving. Everyone needs time off for his or her mental and physical health to be able to recharge and return as a better caregiver.

Contact Cherished Transitions to help find Respite Care in your local area.