Respite Care in Philadelphia, PA and Surrounding Areas
Our Comfort Keepers give 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 of providing health care 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.
Relief With Respite Care
Respite care services can provide temporary relief for those who act as a primary caregiver to a friend or family member. Respite care allows you to take that much-needed break you may need from the demanding caregiving duties you have been providing your aging, sick, or disabled loved one.
There are different types of respite services, including in-home respite care, which can be provided by care providers and home health aides in the comfort of you or your loved one's own home, easing the stress of leaving your family member to take your break.
There are many reasons why family caregivers turn to Comfort Keepers for respite services. Whether you are seeking a caregiver for a vacation, or just to relax for a few hours - respite care can help prevent you from enduring caregiver burnout. Additionally, the loved one you are caring for might also appreciate the change of routine.
As a caregiver, it is essential that you are also preserving your own well-being - both your physical and mental health, and you should never feel selfish about needing time for yourself.
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. Respite care helps support and maintain the primary caregiving relationship.
Knowing When You Need Respite Care
While those close to you may see that you are desperately in need of at least a short-term break from the demanding duties of caregiving, it can be difficult for you to come to terms with it yourself.
At Comfort Keepers, we understand that when you're the primary family caregiver, the idea of putting your loved one in a nursing home or adult day care can be a daunting prospect - especially if you're caring for a senior with special needs who requires a particular care plan.
Whether you feel that your caregiving routine is too difficult to explain, or worried that your loved one won't receive the personal care help that they need - we can assure you that we can provide a care program to fit your needs, whether it be long-term care or short-term.
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 medical care
- Give yourself a much-needed rest
Comfort Keepers respite 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.
Let Comfort Keepers act as a resource center and help guide you through respite care and other in-home care services. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help care for your family member and provide you the peace of mind that you need.
Contact us today at (215) 672-2195 to learn more about respite care costs and any other questions you may have about home care services.