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What is Respite Care?

Respite care offers assistance to those families who are in need of support to help care for an elderly loved one.

Published: Feb 25, 2014

What is Respite Care?

Respite care offers assistance to those families who are in need of support to help care for an elderly loved one. Throughout the country, many families are met with the difficult challenge of caring for an ill or disabled family member. This is a very difficult task that takes up a considerable amount of time, especially if the family caregivers are tasked with the full-time responsibility of caring for the senior. 

Respite care offers help to the senior or loved one, but most importantly it offers support to the family of the senior. This service helps to share the responsibility to more than one party to help with exhaustion, the overwhelming feeling of care giving, and loneliness. As the seniors caregiver it is vital that they receive support for themselves. 

Through Comfort Keepers®, a family can take advantage of respite care when they need to venture out of the house for personal time in order to accomplish other tasks or to simply enjoy an evening of fun and relaxation. The caregivers will help provide all in home tasks such as feeding, bathing, toileting, exercise and enjoyable activities. Comfort Keepers works to match each senior client with a caregiver, based on common interests and any special needs the senior may have. Whether a few hours once a week for paying bills, going shopping or even taking a nap, or a week of 24 hour care while the family is away on vacation, Comfort Keepers is here for you.

Being able to take a break from senior caregiving is important for the overall wellbeing of the caregiver in any time of caring situation. Being a caregiver to family or friends may bring great satisfaction, but it does not come easy. Often, family caregivers have to be on 24 hours 7 days a week, and this can take its toll on the entire family. If the primary caregiver does not receive help, they can become stressed, fall behind on other tasks or relationships and become exhausted.

Call Comfort Keepers today to ask about respite care being offered and to schedule your free in home consultation.

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