Respite Care at Village Caregiving

Family caregivers have a lot on their plates. As rewarding as the work is, family caregivers must take care of themselves, too. Respite care is an excellent solution, allowing family caregivers to take some time off for self-care, appointments and whatever else they may need a break for.

Village Caregiving’s team of highly trained respite caregivers can take over as needed or on a regular schedule to provide freedom and flexibility for permanent caregivers. We can keep your loved one company assisting with activities of daily living (ADLs) such as eating, bathing, incontinent care, and mobility. Book with confidence and know that our experienced respite caregivers deliver attentive, personalized care.

What Is Respite Care?

A respite caregiver temporarily takes over caregiving responsibilities from a primary caregiver. For example, if you care for a loved one, you may find it difficult to find time for your own responsibilities or to relax and recharge. A respite caregiver can step in for a short time to take over tasks so you can head out for appointments, events, errands, some self-care or even a vacation.

Caregivers are professionals who have been vetted and trained. Village Caregiving may offer services for just a few hours or for multiple days in a row, so you can use in-home respite care for everything from attending a dentist’s appointment to going out of town for a vacation.

Respite Care and Caregiver Burnout

One of the most common reasons to use in-home respite care services is to avoid caregiver burnout. Over 60% of caregivers experience burnout symptoms, which can have mental, physical and emotional effects. Some symptoms of burnout include:

  • Physical and emotional exhaustion.
  • Loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities.
  • Withdrawal from family, friends and other loved ones.
  • Changes in sleep patterns or weight.
  • Irritability, frustration and anger.

Burnout can even lead to resentment toward your duties or the person who needs care. These feelings are a sure sign that you and your loved one are ready for respite care. If you or a loved one with caregiver duties starts experiencing burnout symptoms, reach out to us. Reliable in-home respite care can help reduce stress and provide balance for primary caregivers. We can also help build a customized plan to fit your financial budget or point you in the direction of additional resources.

Respite Care for Seniors

Seniors often have significant caretaking demands, especially if they have conditions that limit mobility or require round-the-clock care. With short-term respite care for elderly people, our professional caregivers can step in and take care of everyday needs. We tailor our services for each person, so you can rest easy with respite care focused on the needs of seniors.

From companionship to chores, Village Caregiving creates a comfortable, supportive environment for senior respite care. Our team is well-trained in senior care and understands the unique demands of this population. Our caregivers enjoy the opportunity to engage with clients in activities that help keep their minds sharp.  For example, listening to music and playing board games or playing cards.

Another essential element of respite care for seniors is companionship. At Village Caregiving, we do more than just basic tasks. Our caregivers build connections with seniors and look forward to getting to know them.

Role of a Respite Caregiver

Respite caregivers can wear many hats. Sometimes, they come by to perform some housekeeping tasks. Other times, they might help with advanced hygiene tasks such as incontinent care or bathing or simply sit and talk for a while. They offer care in many forms. Keep in mind that respite caregivers are not medical professionals, so they cannot administer medications. They can, however, offer reminders and pick up medications from the store.

Some tasks that respite caregivers might complete include:

  • Supervision and companionship: Respite caregivers can keep an eye on your loved one and keep them company. Supervision often mitigates concerns that your loved one may fall, get lost or forget medication, while companionship offers valuable human connections.
  • Housekeeping: Caregivers can also help with light cleaning, laundry, grocery shopping and other household tasks. Your loved one deserves a clean, comfortable space, but permanent caregivers may have their own homes to take care of. Housekeeping support from respite caregivers can significantly reduce these requirements.
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) assistance: These activities include tasks like bathing, dressing, eating, moving around and going to the bathroom. Caregivers might help someone get in the shower, prepare a meal, brush their teeth or get changed. They can support someone in more involved tasks, too, such as shopping and making medical appointments.
  • Transportation: Some respite caregivers can drive people to appointments or errands. If a primary caregiver works during the day, respite care can offer the advantage of providing transportation during business hours, which is necessary for places like doctor’s offices and banks.

A dedicated respite caregiver can be invaluable for supporting your loved one through everyday living and giving primary caregivers time to themselves.

We know entrusting your loved one’s care to someone else can be difficult. Our team is highly trained and vetted. We tailor our respite care services to your loved one’s needs, allowing you to rest easier and take time off when you need it.

Why Choose Village Caregiving

Village Caregiving strives to make respite care simple and dependable. From finding last-minute care to paying for services, our team is here to help. When you work with Village Caregiving, you and your loved one get advantages like:

  • Easy, budget-friendly payments: Respite caregiver services require a simple flat fee, no matter what time you need us. Nighttime, weekend and holiday services are free of any additional fees or expenses. Plus, we’ll work with you to identify financial support through state and federal programs and insurance benefits.
  • Hands-off worker benefits: Private caregiver services can be complex with requirements for tax withholding, workers’ compensation, unemployment and health care benefits. We take care of all these aspects, so you only need to work with one flat fee.
  • Commitment-free services: We don’t do contracts, deposits or hourly minimums. Whether you need us for ongoing services or just an afternoon, we’ve got you covered.
  • 24/7 support: Our communication lines are open at all hours, so you can schedule services whenever it works for you and know you can always get in touch.
  • Exceptional service: Village Caregiving has a longstanding reputation as a top provider across the country. We’ve won multiple local awards for the “Best Home Care Agency” that can attest to the individualized support from our trained respite caregivers.

Quality care comes first at Village Caregiving. If you’re ready to start respite care for a loved one, find a location near you and give us a call!