Caring for a senior loved one takes time, patience, and love. Respite care is a short-term transfer of responsibility from your family or your loved one’s caregiver to a qualified senior care service or facility. Here are some of the ways your family could benefit from respite care services:
Rest And Recharge
Everyone needs a break now and again. Providing care for your loved one can be mentally and physically taxing no matter the circumstances. Just as parents of young children hire babysitters to get a little time for themselves, respite care allows a senior’s family to rest and recharge knowing that their loved one is well cared for in the interim. Studies have shown that respite care is beneficial for the senior as well, who is given a stimulating change of pace and a new face and friend with whom to interact.
Catch Up On Health
When caring for a loved one, not only is their health important, but yours is as well. Providing care for another can redirect finances you may need for your own healthcare or cause you to neglect your own care in the interests of your loved one. Respite care allows you to take the time to recharge your body and seek the care you need to maintain a healthy, happy life.
Strengthen Your Bonds
The break respite care provides strengthens the relationship between the primary caregiver and their loved one. Tempers can become short when family is in close proximity for too long with no breaks; respite care allows everyone to take that mental breath of fresh air and start anew. There have been numerous reports finding that respite care results in lower incidences of senior abuse and neglect. Respite care also gives caregivers the chance to strengthen their bonds with their spouses, children, and friends, resulting in a healthier home environment with less likelihood of divorce.
At Governor’s Glen, we provide the best in memory impaired senior care for you and your loved ones. To find out more about our community and the services we offer, visit us on the web or call us at (678) 954-2372 today.