Everyone needs a break. Respite care provides caregivers a temporary rest from caregiving, while the person with dementia or any other constant needs continues to receive care in a safe environment. Using respite services can support and strengthen your ability to be a caregiver.
Respite care can help you as a caregiver by providing a new environment or time to relax. It's a good way for you to take time for yourself.
Respite care can provide:
A chance to spend time with other friends and family, or to just relax
Time to take care of errands such as shopping, exercising, getting a haircut or going to the doctor
Comfort and peace of mind knowing that the person with dementia is spending time with another caring individual
Respite care services can give the person with dementia an opportunity to:
- Interact with others having similar experiences
- Spend time in a safe, supportive environment
- Participate in activities designed to match personal abilities and needs
A Better Solution offers a range of options including:
- Companion services to the individual with companionship and supervised activities
- Personal care or home health aide services to provide assistance with bathing, dressing, toileting and exercising
- Homemaker or maid services to help with laundry, shopping and preparing meals
- Private Duty care services to help with medication and other medical services