Respite care may be the answer you have been looking for to get the rest and relaxation that you need from the daily caregiving grind. HELPGUIDE.org explains that respite care provides time off for family members who care for someone who is ill, injured or frail. Respite care can take place in an adult day center, the home of the care recipient, a residential setting such as an assisted living facility or nursing home, or even a vacation setting.
Effective, sustainable caregiving depends on meeting the caregiver’s own needs for nurture, reassurance, support and periodic respite. Respite allows for relief from the daily responsibilities of caring for the care recipient and is essential for all caregivers, whether they work in a caregiving facility or at home with family members or close friends.
The following organizations provide useful information to caregivers on a variety of topics including respite:
- The Alzheimer’s Association: http://www.alz.org
- The Family Caregiver Alliance: http://www.caregiver.org
- The National Alliance for Caregiving: http://www.caregiving.org
- National Adult Day Services Association: http://www.nadsa.org
Live Free Home Health Care of Concord, New Hampshire is here to offer further guidance and options that can give you a well-deserved break. For further resources on respite care, click here.
If you would like to learn more about how our New Hampshire caregivers can provide the respite care you and your loved ones need, contact us today at 603-217-0149, and let us help make your life a little easier.