Respite Care in Sacramento, CA, and the Surrounding Area
Short-term care gives you a break from providing care so you can rest, recharge, or focus on other important matters
Caregiving can be a rewarding and bonding experience within a family, yet in even the best situations, the responsibility and ongoing routine can be stressful and tiring—especially when balanced with a job or caring for children.
When family caregivers are emotionally drained, they are likely less effective at playing this critical role. Comfort Keepers® can provide respite care or temporary relief to those who care for family members who might otherwise require permanent placement in a facility outside the home.
The reality of this though can be damaging to the family caregiver and senior's relationship. When a family caretaker becomes too overworked and exhausted they can end up with compassion fatigue. According to to Compassion Fatigue Awareness Project, "compassion fatigue is an extreme state of tension and preoccupation at the expense of the person being helped, which results in secondary traumatic stress for the helper." Your relationship can become strained and your senior can end up feeling like a burden. Depending on the level of care you provide for your loved one this could be a reality. Luckily, Comfort Keepers is here to help
What is Respite Care?
Known in some countries as “short break” care, respite services provide planned short-term breaks for families and other unpaid caregivers who need time outside the home or to simply take a rest. Our senior care plans help support and maintain the primary caregiving relationship.
How Comfort Keepers Can Help
Respite care services give you time to leave the home for a few hours or even a few days, knowing the one you care for is in good hands. This creates time to
- take care of the errands you never seem to have time for.
- catch up on your shopping.
- attend a support group meeting.
- visit doctor or dentist for routine care.
- give yourself a much-needed rest.
Comfort Keepers home care services can be scheduled for as little as a few hours a week. Additionally, around-the-clock care can be arranged so you can take a longer break to attend a wedding out of town, take a child to college, or go on a much-needed vacation.