Respite Care

Respite Care from At Home Care Services

By: At Home Care Services  10/30/2015
Keywords: Assisted Living Services, Respite Care, In Home Care

Respite care is the provision of short-term accommodation to a family or other caregiver. This service provides temporary relief to those who are caring for family members, who might otherwise require placement in a facility instead of remaining home instead. At Home Care Services can provide planned short-term and time-limited breaks for families and other caregivers of the elderly, children with a developmental delay, and others with intellectual disability in order to support and maintain the primary care giving relationship. Respite care also provides a positive experience for the person receiving care. The term “short break” is also commonly used to describe respite care. Even though many families take great pride and joy in providing care to their loved ones so that they can remain at home instead of an alternative, the physical, emotional and financial consequences for the family caregiver can be overwhelming without some support, such as respite care. It can provide a break for the family caregiver, which in many cases proves beneficial to the health of that individual. 60% of family caregivers age 19-64 surveyed recently by the Commonwealth Fund reported fair or poor health, one or more chronic conditions, or a disability, compared to only 33% who are not caregivers. Respite care has been shown to help sustain family caregiver health and well being (Our practice sees this benefit to family members every day), to avoid or delay moving to an outside facility rather than staying home instead, and to reduce the likelihood of abuse and neglect. An outcome based evaluation pilot study showed that respite care may also reduce the likelihood of divorce and help sustain marriages.

Keywords: Assisted Living Services, Care Giver, Caregiver Services, Elderly Home, Elderly Home Care, elderly homecare, Home Caregiver Services, In Home Care, In Home Caregiver, In-home Senior Care, Living Assistance, Non-medical Home Care, Old Age Assistance, Respite Care, Senior Home Care

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