Taking care of a loved one can be an incredibly rewarding experience. It can also be tougher than most people realize. Many older adults enjoy having family members assist in their care, but this can put significant strain on the primary caregiver day in and day out.
If this scenario sounds all too familiar, then it might be time to consider respite care. Respite Care is designed to provide short-term help to caregivers and can even act as an introduction to life in an assisted living community. In this article, we’ll discuss the details of respite care, how it can benefit family caregivers, and how to determine if it fits your loved one’s needs.
Respite care, sometimes called respite services, are professional care services designed to help family caregivers get a break from the constant demands of caring for an elderly family member, or a loved one who suffers from a memory disease like Alzheimer's Disease.
By the end of this guide, you’ll learn how to:
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