Respite care is short-term temporary relief to those who are caring for family members who might otherwise require permanent placement in a nursing home or assisted living community. Even though many families take joy in providing care to their loved ones so they can remain at home, the physical, emotional and financial consequences for the family caregiver can be overwhelming without some outside support. Respite provides a break for the family caregiver, which is beneficial to the health of the caregiver. Three-fifths of family caregivers age 19 - 64 surveyed reported fair or poor health, one or more chronic conditions, or a disability, compared with only one-third of non-caregivers.
Respite has been shown to help sustain family caregiver health and wellbeing, avoid sending the senior to a nursing home and reduce the likelihood of abuse and neglect. An outcome based evaluation study showed that respite home care may also reduce the likelihood of divorce and help sustain marriages.
Respite home care can be scheduled, but occasional. At Abby Senior Care we do respite home care services for many families during holidays, when family caregivers go on vacation or must leave town on business, when the primary caregiver is sick or in the hospital, and even once a month scheduled service to give the primary caregiver some regularly scheduled time-off.
Our respite home care service can be mostly companionship and protective oversight or include personal care and activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, and toileting. We also cook, do laundry, and keep the home tidy and secure. There is no need for your loved one to leave the comfort and familiarity of their home to be well cared for when you are not at home.
Give Abby Senior Care a call at 303-699-8840 to arrange a free no obligation home visit to talk about how respite home care from Abby Senior Care can make your life easier.