Respite care provides time off for family members who care for someone who is ill, injured or frail. This allows for relief from the daily responsibilities of caregiving and is essential for all caregivers, whether they work in a caregiving facility or at home with family members or close friends.

Although there are different approaches to respite care, all have the same basic objective: to provide caregivers with care that is planned, temporary, intermittent and substitute.

Types of respite care available to seniors:

Care in the home: A professional caregiver from an agency such as Live Free Home Health Care comes to the home and cares for the family member.

Care in a facility: Depending on the level of care needed, a facility such as a nursing home or assisted living center may offer to house and care for a family member for a few days or when the caregiver takes a vacation.

Adult day center: If the care recipient is mobile, an adult day care center once or twice a week provides a good respite for a tired caregiver.

Social workers are also reporting that they ease caregivers’ burdens by providing care management or care coordination for aging relatives. This includes making referrals to health and social services, arranging transportation and food delivery, advising on financial management and benefits, and acting as a liaison for long-distance care.

Live Free Home Health Care offers respite care in Belmont and the surrounding areas to provide family members with some time off and peace of mind knowing that their family member is being well cared for. This allows for a more healthy family relationship and time for the caregiver to focus on his or her own personal needs. Providing services in respite care in Belmont, New Hampshire and the rest of the Lakes region and Central New Hampshire, contact us today to learn more about how we can assist.