Caring for a loved one has its rewards, for sure, but it can also be physically and mentally taxing. Even the most dedicated caregiver needs a break every now and then. Respite care gives caregivers time to recharge their batteries and provides the temporary relief needed to continue caring for their loved one. Fortunately, organizations like Caregivers by Wholecare provide family caregivers with options for respite care.
A few things to consider when choosing respite care:
• Include your loved one in the decision process.
• Determine the type of respite care needed. Respite care can include in-home care, day facilities and even temporary residential care.
• Determine the length of time your loved one will require respite care.
• Make sure your respite care provider is equipped to manage special needs, such as dementia, Parkinson’s, ALS, diabetes or stroke recovery.