Taking care of an elderly parent or loved one can be a physically and emotionally draining experience. Respite care for the elderly lets caregivers refuel and reenergize without worrying about the safety of their loved ones. If you’re considering respite care, in-home or on-site, check out the 5 benefits these services offer the elderly.
- Safety: When a trained caregiver is by your loved one’s side, you don’t have to worry about falls or other accidents happening while you’re away.
- Better relationships: Time apart from each other can improve relationships between the elderly and their caregivers.
- Engagement: Respite care gives elderly patients someone else to talk to other than their primary caregivers.
- Companionship: Elderly patients who stay home during the day while their caregivers are at work or traveling enjoy companionship and help with meal preparation, housekeeping, and more.
- Personal assistance: Some elderly patients don’t want to burden their family with personal care tasks, such as helping them get dressed, take a shower, or other personal grooming needs. Respite care bridges the gap.