As they age, many people choose to return the care they received in their infancy to their aging parental figures. While having a familiar figure provide care is a great comfort for many seniors, providing senior living care can also be an extensive and emotionally taxing undertaking, especially without proper training. Luckily, respite care services are available to provide care for your aging loved one.
What is Respite Care?
Respite care is a short-term senior care option, which allows caregivers to give themselves much needed self-care opportunities while ensuring competent care for their loved one. There are the two primary benefits of respite care for seniors.
Benefits of Respite Care
Because neglecting our aging loved ones is not an option, we can become burdened by the constant worry over their care. Respite care provides peace of mind of the caretaker. Being relieved of stress allows them to accomplish task that would be difficult while caring for an aging loved one. By utilizing respite care, caretakers are given a worry-free chunk of time to rest, run errands, accomplish tasks, or take care of pressing concerns, all without worrying about their loved one. Respite care’s timeframe is flexible, allowing you to schedule as much assistance as you need.
Respite Care: In-Home or Out-of-Home
Most often, respite caregivers provide assistance in-home, but out-of-home options are available as well. Out-of-home options can be great for extended stays, such as a vacation. Not only does the out-of-home option provide quality care, it also offers the benefit of socialization through communal games and activities.
Caring for an aging loved one can be an undertaking, but the people of The Good Shepherd Community are available to provide respite care for you and your loved one. Additionally, The Good Shepherd Community has assisted living services and nursing home care units to provide full-time care for your aging loved ones.