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Top 5 Benefits of Respite Care for the Elderly

Respite Care for the Elderly-

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.

  1. 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.
  2. Better relationships: Time apart from each other can improve relationships between the elderly and their caregivers.
  3. Engagement: Respite care gives elderly patients someone else to talk to other than their primary caregivers.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

Top 5 Benefits of Respite Care

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Oyster Bay Senior Campus continues to evolve during the coronavirus pandemic. We have and continue to go to great lengths to protect our residents and staff. We are currently accepting new admissions to accommodate residents who require additional support due to mild cognitive or residents with memory care needs in a secure environment.