What is respite care?
January 23, 2019
Respite care is temporary care for the primary caregivers of a senior or disabled person. It provides relief for the main caregiver or caregivers which, in turn, will allow them to provide better care when they return.
One example of respite care is when a husband is the primary caregiver for his wife. If the husband has an appointment or needs to take a break from caregiving, Home Instead Senior Care can provide care in his place while he is gone.
Respite care is an important part of a family’s caregiving plan. Many seniors rely on the help of their family members for their caregiving needs. Incorporating respite care helps relieve the stress associated with providing care. It also allows for the caregiver to take time for themselves to recharge, handle personal tasks or go on vacation. Respite care supports the caregiver and the senior in need.
We provide respite care in Downey, Bellflower, Bell, and the surrounding cities. For more information about our services or to schedule a free, no obligation consultation, call us at (562) 401-0010 or through our contact form.