Respite Care – Getting The Break You Need
It can be overwhelming or even impossible to aging adults to cook full meals, shop for ingredients, and cook it all-especially when there are mobility or memory issues involved. Actually this can be quite dangerous, as many older clients do not remember to toss out expired food, not to mention the risk associated with using a stove or oven.
Other times, seniors fall out of the habit of preparing meals for themselves and eating in a healthy way. Their appetites may change or become reduced, due to medications or illness. Sadly, malnutrition is a big problem in the senior population, leading to disease and more frequent hospitalizations. You can rest assured the ACAF team will be there to lend a watchful eye and a helping hand.
What is Respite Care?
Respite care is essentially short-term, temporary relief provided to those who are caring for family members within their home. It is vital for every caregiver to balance the needs of the individual and their own. If this delicate balance is not maintained, it can lead to caregiver burnout, resulting in lack of sleep, imbalance in lifestyle, and overall decreased happiness. Our respite home care services provide temporary support whenever and however you need it. Perhaps you need to run a few errands, meet friends for lunch, take the afternoon to go shopping, or just get away for awhile. Whatever the case, we can step in and fill your shoes for however long you’ll be away.
You — and your loved one — can be better rested and prepared to face another day. Not only can your emotional health get a boost from respite care assistance, but your overall relationship with your loved one can improve as well. We know the scope of trust you are placing with us to act on your behalf, and we surely do not take that lightly. Let us help give you that rest, let us help you reset, let us help… you. Whether the need is for a few hours, days, or weeks, we can help. Give us a call to speak with a care coordinator to learn more.