What is Respite Care
Respite care gives the family caregiver a break. Many seniors rely on the care of their family members. Sometimes, this is just a small amount of care, such as helping around the home. Other times, much more care is required, including personal care. Family caregivers get tired, and need a break. Whether it's a few hours or day-to-day assistance, Everlight Care can help. Our caregivers are trained to provide private duty home care, including personal care for seniors in their homes.
Our respite caregivers reduce the stress and anxiety that a family caregiver experiences. This may not be all of the time, but it provides an important break for the family member, helping to ensure he or she continues to maintain their mental health. Respite care is flexible. It fits the needs of the family involved. Talk to us about your caregiving situation. We can put together a program that works for everyone.
At Everlight Care, our respite service can include as much or as little care as required. It can be available at various times of the day and as frequently as desired. This type of flexibility helps caregivers to maintain the best level of care for their loved one without sacrificing their own mental health for it.
Respite Care for the Elderly
Many families provide daily help to elderly family members or friends so they are still able to live in their homes. This can be a demanding job.
Respite care gives the family caregiver a break. Sometimes, this is just a small amount of care, such as helping around the home. Other times, much more care is required, including personal care. Family caregivers get tired, and need a break. Whether it's a few hours or day-to-day assistance, Everlight Care can help. Our caregivers are trained to provide private duty home care, including personal care for seniors in their homes.
Respite care is growing in importance today because more seniors are living longer, remaining healthy longer, and want to remain in their homes. Everlight Care can step in to provide the much-needed respite for those caregivers needing a break. They can be an incredible benefit to the entire family, including seniors who need different levels of care.
Respite Services Offered
Respite Care is unique in that the plan of care, services offered, and hours dedicated to care can be specific to each family's needs. This means that family members can choose when they need home care, how much home care to use, and what type of care they need. For example, if a family is taking care of an aging family member, but the family caregiver needs to go away for the weekend, respite care can provide 24-hour home care for the elderly adult. On the other hand, a family caregiver may need to work different hours, and the aging adult cannot be left alone during that time. Respite care can fill in on a daily basis to cover that needed home care help.
The types of home care services provided depend on the circumstances. Some aging adults may need constant care and supervision or may not need much care at all. Our respite home care workers can provide for just about any need.
Everlight Care respite services can include providing personal care such as help with dressing, feeding, bathing, toileting, and grooming. They can also provide services around the home such as preparing meals, cleaning up, washing clothing, and handling shopping.
An important part of respite care is providing one-on-one attention and care for the elderly person. This includes providing attention to their needs such as holding a conversation or playing a game for the individual. Most will also spend time talking with the individual and meeting their day-to-day needs.
Our Respite Service can help those who are suffering from Alzheimer's disease or dementia. They can also provide a fill-in service for those who are otherwise healthy.
When to Consider Respite Care
It is important to recognize the need for family caregiver respite support. No matter the amount or type of care you provided for a loved one, you need a break from time-to-time. You may simply need to get away – for a short vacation or an emergency, or just take a few hours to shop, go for a walk, see a movie etc.
Recognize the symptoms of caregiver stress and burnout. If you are tired and overwhelmed, you may need help. You may feel frustrated or unable to provide the best care for your loved one. You may begin to feel like you are giving up too much of your life to meet the needs of your loved one. Or, you simply may recognize that you need a day off for yourself. Whether your needs are immediate due to another obligation or due to the stresses of daily life, it is always a good idea to seek out and use respite care whenever it is available to you.
Locations We Serve
We provide complete home care in Fresno and Madera and the surrounding areas.