Consider Respite Care For You And Your Loved One
Has it been a long time since you went on holiday? Have you missed all your son’s football games not because you wanted to but because you had no choice? Has an emergency situation popped up and you don’t know where to take your ailing loved one?
If you're exhausted but are not ready to fully give up caring for your loved one, respite care may just be the answer for you.
What Is Respite Care?
Respite care provides primary caregivers with a short break from caring for an adult or child who needs round the clock and specialised attention. If you find yourself in any of the above situations or any other that calls for you to leave your loved one briefly, you might need to call your nearest home care provider and ask if they offer respite care.
The benefits of respite care cannot be understated, both for the caregiver and the loved one in need of care. Many people truly enjoy personally taking care of their loved ones, as they feel better placed to understand and make the best decisions for them. They also feel that they would grapple with guilt if an emergency occurred in their absence. We all agree that it can, however, be physically, mentally and emotionally draining. Respite care gives the primary caregiver room to recharge their energy with an assurance that their loved one is in the hands of a qualified professional.
What Are Your Options?
Respite care occurs in two forms: in-home respite and out of home respite. You can choose to have the temporary caregiver come over to your home or you can drop off your loved one at a respite care centre. Respite care has also, over time, proven beneficial and invigorating not only to the caregivers but to the person receiving the care as well.
It is refreshing and exciting when, for instance, an old person can share their stories with new people. Or when a child has someone who will play with them full time without complaining or having to go do the housework.
Respite care has proven to be a great solution...
For those seeking a short reprieve from the involving and tasking work of taking care of a loved one with special needs.