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Respite Care for Family Carers

Rest and Relief is here

Caring for your parent, sibling, spouse or loved one is no small feat. You know this, and so do we. You've sacrificed to serve in your role as caregiver for the one you love, and that's why you deserve time to rest and revive your spirits. Respite care offers that relief, allowing you to grab coffee with a friend, catch a movie with your spouse, or even take a much-needed nap. All the while, you can rest assured that your loved one is being cared for in the best of hands, allowing your mind, body and soul an essential holiday – even if it's only a few hours each week.

Benefits of Respite Care

Caring for a loved one 24/7 can begin to wear on the physical and mental health. You may find yourself:

  • Not eating right
  • Not sleeping well
  • Not feeling well

Sometimes care caters to the caregiver's mental and physical well-being. And when the caregiver – you – is healthy, the patient remains healthy too. Respite care will:

  • Offer relief, downtime and escape
  • Prevent the buildup of resentment
  • Improve the health and happiness of you and your loved one
  • Allow you to feel revived and refocused when you return

How Respite Care Works

Depending on your needs, as well as those of your loved one, a respite care worker will come to your home for a few hours. These visits could be once a week, or three times a week. While the respite care worker tends to your loved you, you're free to getaway. You can use these hours to meet friends for lunch, attend a hair appointment, or even read a book in the backyard. The point is, this is your time to rest and recover.

We Can Help

When you call Right at Home, one of our respite care professionals will visit your home and provide you with a free assessment to determine your needs, as well as those of your loved one. Our professionals are flexible and will partner with you to determine the best schedule for respite care. Curious to see how we can help you find the rest and relation you need? Contact us today!