What is Caregiver’s Respite?
Taking care of a loved one who is elderly, disabled, or ill can take up as much time as a full-time job. Of course, most people who do so also have many more responsibilities in their lives as well, and risk severe stress and mental health effects if they need to give round-the-clock care.
Respite care, or caregiver’s respite services, aim to support primary caregivers by simply letting them take breaks of varying lengths as needed. With caregiver’s respite, people can entrust their loved ones in need of care to a reliable provider for the day, allowing them to accomplish some other needed task, travel, or simply rest with total peace of mind. Town Square Perry Hall can arrange for respite care to fit your schedule – we’re happy to have members join us for as little as a day at a time, and our comprehensive array of services are geared toward keeping seniors happy, healthy, and engaged.
What Are Examples of Respite Care?
Respite care is any strictly temporary care, no matter where or by whom it’s given. It can be planned or short-notice for emergencies. Respite care can include having another caregiver stay with someone in their home for a short time, sending the person to be cared for to a residential facility temporarily, or having them visit an adult day care like Town Square.
We believe our model is ideal for daily respite care – it’s easy to get started with our scheduled daily activities, and our immersive environment encourages socialization and reduces stress. In addition, we have the capability to provide a range of coordinated care, private duty and individual assistance, and integrated home care options. We’re backed by our years of expertise – Town Square was founded by members of national elder care agency Senior Helpers.
What Are the Signs You Need a Respite?
Respite care is the right choice for everyone’s health in many different situations. You and your loved one could benefit from choosing respite care if:
- You’re planning on taking a vacation, especially if you’ve postponed this travel before
- You’ve been unable to see other family members due to your caregiving responsibilities
- You feel consistently tired and/or are unable to get enough sleep
- You are experiencing higher levels of stress than normal, and don’t know when it will end
- You feel as though your emotions are negatively affected by your caregiving
What Are the Benefits of Respite Care?
At Town Square, our respite care offerings are highly beneficial both for seniors and the family members who take care of them. We always offer our members a joyous environment perfectly equipped for remembrance, social engagement, and learning new things, whether they’re with us every day or just once. And Town Square is a trusted name in adult day care services – caregivers can always access our respite care and be assured their loved one is safe in the care of the Alzheimer’s and dementia experts on our staff.
Contact us to schedule a visit or learn more about our respite care options, possibilities for health coverage, and more.