Respite care caters to the caregiver’s mental and physical well-being. And when the caregiver—YOU— are 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 per week. While the respite care worker tends to your loved one, you’re free to get away. 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.