According to the Caregiver Alliance, the average family caregiver is a 49-year-old female who works a full-time job outside of the house and has elementary age children. Because her only focus is not being a caregiver, other demands on her time are bound to come up. Whether it is a business trip, vacation, a school recital or just needing some time for herself, help is needed. That is where respite care comes in.
Respite care is temporary care for seniors in a safe and secure environment. It provides a reprieve for caregivers and strengthens their ability to care for their loved one. Respite care can be utilized for a couple of hours or for multi-night stays, making it a great option for caregivers who need to take a vacation or travel on business.
During a senior's stay at an assisted living or memory care community, they get to enjoy all of the benefits. From dining to entertainment and community trips, it provides a great change of pace and new socialization opportunities for seniors. Temporary residents are provided their own room for the duration of their stay.
Benefits of Respite Care:
- Quality, skilled care in a safe and secure environment
- Comfort and peace of mind for the family
- Time to run errands, exercise, or go to an appointment
- A chance to relax and rest with friends or family
- An opportunity for the senior to socialize with other seniors and to enjoy fun and engaging activities
Though often rewarding, caregiving is demanding and it is normal to need a break. Seeking professional help when needed is often in the best interest of both caregivers and those for whom they give care.
Our Fieldstone communities would love to talk to you about our respite care services across Washington. Please contact our communities directly for pricing and availability.