If you are currently in the role of caregiver, you understand how this role is about shifting your focus to make someone else’s needs the priority in your life. It is true that caring for a loved one can be a rewarding experience, however, depending on the level of care required, you may rarely be able to step outside of your supporting role.
HOW CAN WE HELP?
Respite care is about helping you maintain a healthy balance so that you can continue to enjoy your own quality of life and maintain your own health. It is okay to need and want to take a break from the caregiving role. This break can be for a few hours, few days or even a week or more.
Respite care is a transferable service which means that it can be provided at home, in a seniors’ retirement community, or a long-term care facility. Respite care means someone else will temporarily step in to fulfill your caregiver responsibilities. It is the next best thing to you being there.
We're more than homecare.
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Respite Care Can Include:
Respite care allows you to recharge, reduce your stress and avoid caregiver burnout.
It also enables you to spend time with other family members, take a vacation, or take the time you need to handle your own daily affairs. A break from the caregiver role also means that you may return to the role refreshed, with a positive outlook.
For the over 28% of Canadians caring for a loved one, respite care allows them to take a break from caregiving. Providing assistance to the caregiver allows them to stay healthy, resulting in improved quality of the time they spend with their loved one.
Whether it’s for a few hours, a few days or even a week, respite care can provide caregivers with an extra hand or with some time off to take care of themselves. Respite care can improve the long-term functioning of both the caregiver and the person receiving care as well as prevent crisis situations, including elder abuse.