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Respite Care in Springfield, IL and Surrounding Areas
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Virtual or In-Home Care Consultation
Care Plan Creation with the Client Care Coordinator
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The responsibility and routine of caring for an elderly parent or senior member of a family can be both rewarding and tiring even in the best of circumstances, especially when it is combined with work or raising children. Providing respite care services is a way to give family caregivers a break, and that’s where Comfort Keepers of Springfield steps in to help.
Caregivers who are emotionally exhausted are less likely to be effective caregivers. Our caregivers provide respite care, or temporary relief, to those who care for family members who might otherwise require placement in a facility. This allows the family caregiver to relax, recharge and be at ease knowing their loved one is still receiving the care they need.
What is Respite Care?
In some countries, respite services are known as "short break" care. These services provide planned, short-term breaks for families and other unpaid caregivers who need a break from their routines or who simply want to rest. Respite care can also improve the relationship between the primary care provider and the patient, while giving the patient a much-needed change in routine.
Respite Care Services in Springfield, IL
With respite care services, you can step away from your loved one for a few hours or even a few days, knowing they are in good hands. When you have our caregivers by your side, you'll have more time to:
• Catch up on your shopping and errands
• Meet with a support group or hang out with friends
• Schedule routine appointments with your doctor or dentist
• Relax and rejuvenate your body
Even just a few hours of respite care could be scheduled. A 24-hour care service is available as well, so that you can take a longer break to attend a wedding out of town, take a child to college, or take a much-needed vacation. While you are away, our professionally-trained caregivers can provide the following services to your loved one:
• Bathing, dressing, and grooming assistance
• Transfers and assistance for mobility
• Care for toileting and incontinence
• Meal preparation and support for special diets
• Simple housekeeping and laundry
• Caring for dementia patients and people with cognitive impairment
• Assisting with fall prevention and assessing fall risks
• Shopping and transportation to doctor's appointments
• Companionship for the lonely
• Reminders to take medications