Respite care is a valuable resource for caregivers

At Synergy Home Care in Yuma, we understand that full time senior care requires an exceptional level of dedication both professionally and personally. The level of care required by assisted living and in home care specialists can be overwhelming in the long run. However, with our respite care services, we allow you, the caregiver, to take a break from your job, and give your body and mind some time to rest. In the first of our two-part blog series on respite care, we will give a little information about what respite care is.

 

What is Respite care?

 

Respite care, in the simplest terms, is a temporary break provided to a regular caregiver to allow them some essential time off. Full-time care giving, while rewarding, can take a toll on even the most dedicated and passionate workers. Full-time care giving requires near constant physical, mental, and emotional attention, and wears down even the most seasoned caregivers. By using a respite care service, a caregiver can return after a break with a renewed sense of vigor.

 

How does Respite care work?

 

Respite care can be provided in many forms, ranging from friends and family taking over the duties of the caregiver to professional respite providers filling in for a period of time. Depending on the situation, it is up to the family or individual to determine whether or not professional respite care is required, but it is recommended for situations where medical care is needed in conjunction with basic care needs. Respite care can be a temporary arrangement (a few days to a few weeks), but can also be used for longer time periods (months) depending upon the reason that respite care was required in the first place.

 

Everyone needs a break sometimes; contact us today at Synergy Home Care in Yuna to learn more about our respite care services. Our professional staff is trained to handle any needs that you may have, and will provide the level of care giving that you have come to expect.