If you’re the caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or other cognitive impairment, then you’ve probably heard all about respite care. From your doctor to your family and friends, it’s likely that everyone is telling you that you need it.
Although the people that care about you have good intentions, they might not understand how difficult it is for you to actually take a respite break. Leaving the person you care for can sometimes feel as though it’s more trouble than it’s worth. But I can tell you, it is worth it. The few hours that you give yourself by taking time away from the person you are caring for, will help you remain a strong, healthy and loving caregiver.
Respite care gives us time to regroup and refresh. It gives us a chance to get away, even if it’s just for a few hours, from the stress and sometimes the heartbreak, of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease.
ElderCare at Home’s “Reach out for Respite” program was created just for caregivers of memory impaired patients. You can trust our staff to provide appropriate care with dignity, compassion and expertise. Best of all, it’s flexible and affordable!