Helpline: Respite/Vacations Support
Respite Care for Family Caregivers
Caregiving is a rewarding experience, but it can get demanding, exhausting, and frustrating for a primary caregiver in the long-run. No matter how good you try, you cannot always do it alone. If you feel that you are on the verge of burnout, it's time for a break.
Respite care services provide you temporary relief by taking up the duty of caring for your loved one if there are no other family members available to take the role of a temporary caregiver. You can take a respite vacation to refresh and re-energize yourself while resting assured that your loved one is getting personal care.
If you cannot decide if you need a respite vacation, our more experienced ExtendaTouch network members can help you make a wise decision. They can share their respite care experiences with you and provide you with useful tips, information, and ideas.
Respite Care Services and Benefits
There are many respite programs and services that you can use. You can either opt for a nursing home respite care or use home care services. No matter if it is for some hours, a week, or a month, respite vacation can help reduce your stress and restore your energy. A change in caregiving can also be refreshing for the care recipient. If you have other family members around, you can ask them to check on the respite care recipient while you are on vacation.
Contact our fellow caregivers at ExtendaTouch for friendly and free advice and information about respite care and its benefits. They can also help you make an informed decision for using a respite service.