We at Guardian understand how challenging everyday activities – such as bathing, eating, dressing, shopping or cleaning – may become too difficult for your aging parent or disabled family member. To help your loved one live an independent, vibrant, thriving life aging at home, our Guardian caregiver will come to the rescue, providing in-home personal care. Beyond basic companionship and housekeeping, our home health caregivers provide sensitive, confidential personal care services in a way that respects your loved one’s dignity and well-being.
What Is Respite Home Care?
Home respite care services are health and caretaking services provided to individuals and their caregivers, enabling patients to remain at home while also providing caregivers with a resting period. This respite interval may last a few hours or a few days, depending on the needs of the caregiver.
Millions of Americans act as caregivers for loved ones, and many of those caregivers need occasional respite periods. Caregivers seek respite care for a variety of reasons, including the following:
- The caregiver needs to travel for work or other preplanned obligations
- The caregiver needs a break for their physical, psychological or emotional health
- The caregiver is rendered incapable of providing care for a time due to an unexpected event or emergency
- The patient needs a temporary break from their caregiver for psychological or emotional reasons
- The patient and caregiver are testing out an in-home hospice care service
- The patient and caregiver are preparing to transition the patient to a hospice center or retirement community
Regardless of the reason, respite care is a much-needed service for both patients and caretakers, so individuals receiving care at home can continue to live a comfortable and supported life even when their primary caregiver needs to take a break.
What Services Are Included?
At Guardian, we work with you to develop customized home care plan that meets your loved one’s needs with one or more of the following personal care services:
Grooming and Hygiene
Transferring and Positioning
Toileting and Incontinence Care
Nutrition and Meal Preparation
Conversation and Companionship
Grocery Shopping/Errand Transportation
What Are the Benefits of Respite Care in Your Own Home?
Caring for a family member can be a stressful situation, even for close families. Caregiving can be especially challenging when caring for loved ones with memory disorders like Alzheimer’s or dementia. When this builds up over time, it can result in emotional and psychological stress for the family, which can affect their loved one’s quality of care.
By seeking respite care services, caregivers have the opportunity to recharge. They can also rest assured that their loved one is being treated by a trained professional. This allows them to get the rest they need to come back and care for their loved one again with the quality and attention they require. This, in turn, improves family stability and lengthens the amount of time the loved one can stay in a familiar environment.
With Guardian Community Health Systems’ in-home respite care services, you can rest easy in the knowledge that your family member is being cared for by trained Guardian staff member. Get the time you need to take care of yourself and your other responsibilities. Learn more about Guardian’s respite care services today by contacting us online or by phone.