What Is Respite Care (And How It Can Change Your Life)

2020-12-04T18:13:11+00:00Categories: Hospice Care|Tags: , |

Did you know that one in every four American adults has a disability that affects their quality of life? This translates to more than 61 million individuals. To make matters worse, there’s a massive shortage of caregivers in the country. Looking after a person with special needs is an all-day job. This makes it difficult for the already overworked caregivers to cater to their personal needs. And that’s where respite care comes in. So, what is respite care? And, how can it help you and your loved ones? Read on to find out. What is Respite Care? Also known as short-term care, respite care gives caregivers and family members a break from their caregiving role while ensuring your patient is on track with the daily care routine. It can be arranged for just an afternoon or a few weeks. Depending on your loved one’s needs, respite services can be offered in a healthcare facility, at home, or even at an adult daycare center. Types of Respite Care Some of the common types of respite care include: Respite Home Care This respite care provides caregiving to your loved one at the comfort of your home. This relieves you the heavy responsibility of moving your loved one from one place to another, especially if they’re having mobility problems. Adult Daycare Centers These centers [...]