Everyone needs a break. Respite care provides caregivers a temporary rest from caregiving, while the person with Alzheimer’s continues to receive care in a safe environment. Using respite services can support and strengthen your ability to be a caregiver.
Caregiving is demanding — and it’s normal to need a break. Seeking help does not make you a failure. Remember that respite services benefit the person with dementia as well as the caregiver. We offer support groups, caregiver mixers and caregiver coaching too.
ElderCare at Home has over 20 year experience with respite care, geriatric care management and end of life home care service for families with Alzheimer’s, Dementia and other brain related diseases. We offer respite care in Palm Beach, Martin, Broward, St Lucie and Indian River Counties. Call us today to start an free elder care assessment and start a plan of care, 1-800-209-4342.
Respite care can help you as a caregiver by providing a new environment or time to relax. It’s a good way for you to take time for yourself.
Respite care can provide:
- A chance to spend time with other friends and family, or to just relax
- Time to take care of errands such as shopping, exercising, getting a haircut or going to the doctor
- Comfort and peace of mind knowing that the person with dementia is spending time with another caring individual
Respite care services can give the person with dementia an opportunity to:
- Interact with others having similar experiences
- Spend time in a safe, supportive environment
- Participate in activities designed to match personal abilities and needs