Respite Care – Finding the Right Relief Caregiver
For many individuals, the challenges of caring for an elderly, chronically ill or disabled family member or loved one are simply a part of their daily lives. While many people draw a profound sense of pride and contentment from being able to provide care to their loved ones in need, when long term care is required even caregivers need a break and deserve some time to rest and recharge every once in a while. It’s very important that you, as a caregiver, set aside some time to care for yourself to ensure your own well-being and to make sure that you are not over extending yourself and getting rundown. Being a caregiver has its challenges and you need to be in the proper physical, spiritual and emotional condition so you will be up to the challenges of being a caregiver for your loved one.
What is Respite Care?
Respite care is designed specifically to address these concerns; caregivers can find responsible, helpful short term assistance that is readily available and ready to work with them, step into their shoes, and temporarily assume the responsibilities of caregiver so you can take a much needed break. While there are many different forms of respite care available, the most popular types of in-home respite care include.