Respite Care in The Villages, FL, and Surrounding Areas
Take time out for yourself – Comfort Keepers® has you covered with Respite Care
As recently as 2009, 29 percent of American adults were caring for a loved one who was seriously ill, disabled, or elderly. While being your loved one’s primary caregiver can be rewarding and provide opportunities for your family to build stronger relationships, the responsibility can also lead to sacrifices in your own life. According to the Pew Research Center, one in eight Americans is part of the “sandwich generation” – raising a child while simultaneously caring for a parent. Juggling school, work, or children with caregiving responsibilities can require a lot of energy, so it is important to take time out to take care of yourself so you can stay healthy.
Comfort Keepers®‘respite care allows you to take the time you need to rest, re-energize, and reconnect with other important people in your life.
What is Respite Care?
Also known as short-term care, this type of care allows primary caregivers to take time off. Whether it is for a few hours to run errands, take care of business, or have lunch with friends or a few days to enjoy a relaxing family vacation, time off from caregiving responsibilities is critical to your ability to maintain balance in your life. In many situations, respite care involves moving your loved one to a care facility, which can create more stress for everyone involved. Comfort Keepers offers a better alternative by providing respite care in the comfort and security of the client’s home.
Why Choose In-Home Respite Care from Comfort Keepers?
You need to be actively engaged with your loved one and that can cause stress. Taking time for yourself can help to alleviate some of that stress. Having an experienced caregiver, or Comfort Keeper®, provide companionship and care to your loved one allows you to spend a few hours on the things you need and want to do, such as
- catching up on errands or shopping,
- participating in a support group,
- having a business lunch,
- attending a child’s school or sporting event, or
If you need a longer break, Comfort Keepers can help with long-term care too. Comfort Keepers can provide 24-hour respite care for extended periods of time so that you can conduct business travel, spend a long weekend at the lake, attend a class reunion, or go to an out-of-town event with the peace of mind that comes with knowing that our Comfort Keepers are providing the same quality of care that you yourself would offer.
 National Alliance for Caregiving in collaboration with AARP. (2009). Caregiving in the U.S. Retrieved from https://www.caregiving.org/research/general-caregiving/.
 Parker, K. and Patten, E. (January 30, 2013). The sandwich generation. Pew Research Center Social and Demographic Trends. Retrieved from https://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2013/01/30/the-sandwich-generation/.