Respite Care Services for Caregivers
Overseeing your senior loved one’s care can be a rewarding experience. However, despite its rewards, being the primary caregiver for an elderly loved one can be emotionally, physically, and mentally draining. After all, you must manage your own life and have responsibilities of your own to attend to.
Being the primary support system comes at a cost some may not realize at first. You may find it easy to manage, but after a while, you start missing work or must leave early to tend to emergencies, you start sleeping in later or missing sleep all together, or you become overwhelmed and start making mistakes.
At Right at Home, we’re here to help alleviate those cost with support. Our senior respite care plan allows you to take temporary breaks, knowing that your loved one will be in good hands when you return.
What is Respite Care?
Respite Care provides temporary relief to a family member or primary caregiver who needs a short break away from around-the-clock elder caregiving.
At times you may find yourself feeling deeply exhausted and stressed out after spending the day taking care of an elderly loved one. This is known as caregiver burnout.
Caregiver burnout can cause serious damage to your body, physically and mentally. Common symptoms include fatigue, stress, anxiety, and depression. Family senior caregivers may also experience some level of guilt for taking time away from their elderly loved one to take care of themselves.
Types of Respite Care
The most common are in-home care services, like Right at Home Palm Beach, or in a support setting such as an adult day care. In-home respite care allows your senior loved one to stay at home where they are more comfortable. The support can be a few hours a day, overnight, every weekend, or whenever you feel the need to take some time away.
Our Respite Care Plan includes services such as:
- Personal Care Assistance aids with activities of daily living, such as dressing, bathing, grooming, health reminders, and much more.
- Errand and Transportation such as driving to doctor’s appointments or hospital visits, grocery shopping, or a trip to the barber or beauty salon.
- Companionship and Homemaking consisting of companion care activities such as friendly company, errands and transportation, playing games, and accompanying on light exercises.
What are the benefits of Respite Care?
It allows you to take time to yourself and rest. Getting respite care is important for your health and for your ability to continue to provide support for your senior loved one. Some family caregivers are often stuck at home and can’t get a chance to go out and socialize, increasing the possibility of social isolation for the support member. Benefits also include the ability to run your own errands, get caught up on work, spend some time with other family members, and much more.
Need a Short-Term Break or a Weekend Off?
As caregiving becomes more physically and mentally demanding, you may find yourself wanting to get away for a few hours or even a well-deserved long-term vacation. Our caregivers and talented respite care staff can take away some of the burden and stress of managing your senior’s care. Whether it’s a short-term few hours a day stay, a couple days a week, or just on weekends; we have you covered. Our respite care program works great when you need to go on vacation, attend out of town meetings or events, or traveling during the holidays.
We offer Respite Care In-Home or at Assisted Living Facilities
Our respite care services go wherever you and your elderly loved ones are. Whether you’re at an assisted living facility, skilled nursing home, or an adult day care, our respite care team can help provide relief anywhere. Our caregivers help many families with seniors in ALF such as HarborChase, Brookdale, Devonshire, and many more!
We specialize in Dementia, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s Assistance
As your senior’s Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s advance into later stages, it can become difficult to manage their support on your own. As the diseases advances, it makes require around-the-clock care that you may not be able to provide on your own. In most cases, you are still trying to learn and understand the diseases to better care for them. Our respite care program allows you to take a break from your normal responsibilities and refresh yourself. It also allows you time to learn more about the diseases and what are best practices in caring for them. In addition, Right at Home hosts many Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s events to help inform family members on how they help their loved one’s get ahead of the disease.
Paying for Respite Care Costs
Some long-term care insurance providers such as Genworth or John Hancock cover many aspects of long-term support for seniors. Although policies may vary, long-term care insurance typically covers in-home care, assisted living facilities, and more importantly, respite care services. The benefits of long-term care insurance include covering out-of-pocket costs, enables you to afford quality respite care services, and eligibility for a tax deduction.
Another option for paying for respite care services for your senior is private pay. Private pay allows you the opportunity to pick the care services that best suits you, without having follow the guidelines of an insurance policy. Although long-term care insurance pays for respite care, the agency you are using must meet certain guidelines and provide specific services, some of which you may not need. Private pay allows you to only pay for what you need.
Contact Us for your Respite Care Services Needs
With Right at Home in the Palm Beach Community, you get support when you need it. We work on your schedule to provide you a respite caregiver when you need one. Enjoy a weekend away, knowing that your loved one is in great hands. Call Right at Home Palm Beach today at (561) 440-2273 to find how the Right Respite Care Services is Right at Home.