Reliable and Caring Respite Relief for Family Caregivers
Caring for an aging parent, or chronically ill member of the family at home is one of the most generous and caring things you can do. But what do you do when you need a break? O’Connell’s in-home respite care program can help.
What is Respite Care?
Respite care is a term used for providing intermittent relief to primary caregivers so they can rest or take care of their own daily living needs. We know how hard it is trying to juggle your personal needs along with the responsibilities of caring for an elderly loved one. Respite care for the elderly enables family caregivers to take much-needed breaks and focus on their personal lives while ensuring their senior loved ones continue to receive compassionate and friendly personal care.
How it Works?
One of our nurses will conduct a respite consultation with the families primary caretaker to create an in-home respite care program personalized and designed to fit your own and schedule and needs. Compassionate care aides will be scheduled to visit as frequently as you wish on either a temporary or long-term basis, including weekends and holidays. Aides can visit for a few hours a day or several times a week providing you and your family the opportunity to work, run errands, take a vacation, or simply rest and recharge.
Along with companionship our aides provide assistance with a wide variety of home care needs. They will help your loved one with dressing and bathing, transferring assistance, and other personal care needs. If you’d like they will also help around the house performing simple chores and preparing healthy meals.
Our philosophy towards respite care is to create a situation where your loved one looks forward to our visits and relieves you from the anxiety or guilt you may feel by stepping away for a few hours.
The best way to care for a loved one well, is to take care of yourself as well. This is vitally important. Respite care provides the important breaks you need to rest and regroup, all the while giving you comfort your loved one is safe and well cared for at the same time.