6 IMPORTANT QUESTIONS ABOUT RESPITE CARE

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6 IMPORTANT QUESTIONS ABOUT RESPITE CARE

If you’re a full-time caregiver, you can’t do all things necessary in caring for a loved one. Caregiving is a very demanding job, and no one is capable of doing it alone. As much as you’d want to take care of your loved one, you have to take care of yourself as well. Pursuing support and maintaining your own health are essential factors to managing your responsibilities as a caregiver. If you become exhausted, isolated, overwhelmed, or just anticipating a regular relief, don’t be afraid to ask for help or look into respite care.

  1. WHAT IS RESPITE CARE?
    Respite care is a term most often misunderstood. It is a service that aids family caregivers by delivering temporary care for a loved one that requires assistance. It discharges the family caregiver of his or her duties so that he or she can rest or be assisted with conflicts on personal schedules.

    Children or adults who are experiencing any disabilities such as autism, developmental infirmity, and cerebral palsy need an absolute support from a caregiver. With Bright Horizon Homes’ respite care services, you can continue caring for your loved one in your home, while also hiring a professional for short-term or periodic assistance. Aside from offering developmental disability care services in Kanabec Dr. Wasilla Alaska, we extend our services to families who need our systematic assistance through respite care.

    Respite care can assume many forms, but it boils down to two nuclear concepts: sharing the responsibility of caregiving and obtaining support for yourself. It requires finding the right balance between preparation, persistence, and patience – and Bright Horizon Homes can do it for you.
  2. WHO SHOULD USE IT?
    Respite care services are great for family caregivers who need a break every now and then.
  3. WHEN SHOULD YOU USE IT?

    Do you want to have a vacation with your family? Or have you recently landed a job? Whether you need a temporary or permanent relief from care, you can make use of our respite care services. Our developmental disability care services in Kanabec Dr. Wasilla Alaska offer respite care on an hourly or daily basis, meeting your needs of continuing that warm and undivided care for your loved ones.

  4. HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU USE IT?
    Depending on your preferences, our respite care” services can be frequent or not. Think about what your family needs and what you need as the caregiver.
  5. WHAT ARE ITS BENEFITS FOR THE CAREGIVER?
    • Rebuilds the caregiver’s energy
    • Reduces stress associated with caregiving
    • Improves the immune system through providing the body, mind and spirit of the caregivers their much needed break
    • Provides caregivers the opportunity to rest and rejuvenate so they can return to their caregiving duties ready, refreshed, and reconditioned
    • Promotes caregivers’ balanced lives as they are given the chance to attend to their responsibilities outside caregiving
    • Eliminates issues of social isolation, anxiety and depression
    • Allots time for caregivers to engage in their own lives aside from their loved one, be it caring for their own family, maintaining friendships, or pursuing their career
    • Gives the opportunity to enjoy vacations and outings
    • Gives the opportunity to dissociate for a while to gain a new perspective
    • Gives the opportunity to grow and develop as a person
    • Enhances their abilities to cope with the daily duties of caregiving
    • Aids in keeping the family unit intact
    • Prevents spending too much on out-of-home placements
  6. WHAT ARE ITS BENEFITS FOR THE PATIENT?
    • Gives a breath of fresh air for everyone, including the patients
    • Guarantees patient’s safety and continued care at times when a family caregiver isn’t available
    • Delivers patient’s needs
    • Provides more variety and relationships for the patient
    • Home respite care allows the patient to remain in the comfort of their home even when the family caregiver cannot be there

YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT RESPITE CARE

Do you have more questions about respite care? We’d love to respond. Give us a call at 907-357-2233, or visit our developmental disability care services in Kanabec Dr. Wasilla Alaska.

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