Rest and Relief Is Here
Caring for your parent, sibling, spouse or loved one is no small feat. You know this, and so do we. You’ve sacrificed to serve in your role as a family caregiver for the one you love, and that’s why you deserve time to rest and revive your spirits. Our health aides offer that relief, allowing you to grab coffee with a friend, catch a movie with your spouse, or even take a much-needed nap. All the while, you can rest assured that your loved one is being cared for in the best of hands, allowing your mind, body and soul that small, essential vacation—even if it’s only a few hours each week.
Benefits of Respite Care
Caring for a loved one 24/7 can begin to wear on your physical and mental health. You may find yourself:
- Not eating right.
- Not sleeping well.
- Not feeling well.
Sometimes, resentment can build, prompting the health aide to take out frustrations on the patient. But this doesn’t have to be the case.
Our senior care services cater to the family caregiver’s mental and physical well-being. And when the family caregiver (you) is healthy, the client remains healthy, too. Respite care will:
- Offer relief, downtime and escape.
- Prevent the buildup of resentment.
- Improve the health and happiness of you and your loved one.
- Allow you to feel revived and refocused when you return.
How Respite Care Works
Depending on your needs, as well as those of your loved one, a respite care worker will come to your home for a few hours. These visits could be once a week, or three times per week. While the respite care worker tends to your loved one, you’re free to get away. You can use these hours to meet friends for lunch, attend a hair appointment, or even read a book in the backyard. The point is, this is your time to rest and recover.
Right at Home Washington D.C. Can Help
When you call Right at Home Washington D.C., one of our respite care health aides will visit your home and provide you with a free in-home consultation to review your requests, as well as those of your loved one. Our health aides are very flexible and will partner with you to determine the best schedule for respite care.