The responsibility of caregiving many times falls to an individual's adult children or other younger family members. While they are usually more than willing to help out and begin their caregiving journey with great intentions – it can often result in feeling overwhelmed or experiencing something called ‘caregiver burnout.'
Respite Care, Caregiving
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.