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 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;