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What Is Respite Care?

Respite care provides the opportunity for full-time caregivers to take a break for a short period – for a few hours, a day, or a few days. Caring for a person who is ill or physically/mentally disabled is a 24-hour job and can take its toll on caregivers who require an alternative care option to rest, recuperate and take care of their own needs. Respite care offers them this chance.

Respite care offers the following options:

• At-home care
• Daycare centers
• Residential centers that offer overnight or short-term stays

Home caregivers can offer respite for either a few hours, an entire day, or over some time. Daycare centers provide respite for a few hours or a whole day. Residential centers provide care overnight or over a few days.

Who Can Benefit From Respite Care?

Caregivers who take care of a person with an illness or disability for more than 8 hours a day may benefit from respite care, whether the respite is for a short rest, a vacation, or to take care of day-to-day tasks. A caregiver who falls ill themselves can also rely on respite care.

Caregivers providing care for the following health conditions should consider respite care to give themselves a much-needed break:

• Cancer
• Traumatic brain injuries
• Stroke
• Alzheimer’s or dementia
• Blindness

Your breaks can be as long or short as you need them to be.

What Services Are Provided By A Residential Respite Care Facility?

Some assisted living facilities offer short-term residential care and provide a comfortable, safe and secure environment for a loved one to give you peace of mind that they receive the best care while you are away. We provide the following service depending on the type of facility or home care service provider you choose:

• Accommodation.
• ADL’s (activities of daily living) such as using the toilet, bathing, grooming, preparing and eating meals, taking medication as prescribed, etc.
• Companionship and activities.

It is the ideal solution for caregivers who are going on vacation or need to go away overnight or for a few days. The length of the stay will depend on your needs and availability at the assisted living facility.

What Is Respite Day Or Group Care?

Group care or daycare may be provided at an assisted living facility, adult care center, or community center. They generally offer supervision, meals, and other care for a few hours or a full day. Activities may also be included.

What Is Respite Home Care?

If you or your loved one prefers to stay at home, a caregiver can provide the necessary respite care for as long as you need in the comfort of your home. Home caregivers are trained to offer the same services that you can expect from the staff at an assisted living facility. In addition, they will take care of the ADL’s, basic household chores, provide companionship to your loved ones, and may drive them to and from doctor’s or other appointments.

Feel free to contact your Sagebrook Senior Living facility today. Also, if you want to get our home office in California, you can reach us at +1(415) 346-0246. We would love to hear from you!

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