Many family and friends assume the role of caregiver in seniors’ lives. They may help with meals, bathing, and medication reminders. But, they are also companions for their loved ones, going for walks and having conversations with them. Like anyone else, these caregivers need regular breaks to recharge, as their tasks can be physically and mentally draining. Fortunately, respite care services ensure they receive the rest they deserve.
Because they are companions for their loved ones, caregivers may be tempted to postpone traveling and self-care due to tasks centered around seniors. However, it’s important not to forget one’s own well-being. Whether a caregiver is going on vacation, has an appointment scheduled, or simply needs more free time each week, respite services can accommodate both long and short-term needs. Essentially, you will hire a professional service for a period so your loved one can receive care either through a temporary stay at an assisted living facility or an at-home caregiver.
Seniors should be involved in the decision-making process to ensure the right fit. Before committing, arrange a meeting to see how well loved ones get along with at-home providers. Whether they need help preparing meals or staying on top of their medication, these professionals can take over their care while you’re away.
If you or someone you know needs a break, consult Charleston County, SC’s Aisha’s Divine Setting Home Care, the area’s most trusted respite care service. For over 14 years, they’ve provided dementia and senior care that’s tailored to their client’s needs. To learn more about their offerings, call today at (855) 277-8885.