Always Best Care Of Thousand Oaks Offers Respite Care For When You Need A Break
Not all senior care is meant to last indefinitely, it can also be set up temporarily. Respite care is one of the more popular forms of temporary care.
What Is Respite Care?
“Respite” means a break or a pause. It’s a time of relief, so respite care relieves not those being cared for, but those giving the care. Many elderly Californians are cared for not by professional caregivers but by family and friends.
This can be great when the family members or friends have the time to give that care. But this isn’t always possible. People get busy with work, go on vacation, have to tend to their own physical or mental health, and sometimes they just need a break. Always Best Care of Thousand Oaks and can provide respite care while you take a break.
Who Is Respite Care For?
The caregivers at Always Best Care of Thousand Oaks are skills-tested employees who have passed a pre-employment screening. Our caregivers are experienced, bonded, and insured. But not all caregivers in the State of California share these qualifications.
Many family caregivers provide great care for their loved ones. They might do household chores for them, run errands, remind them to take medication, help them get in and out of bed, and more. This can be very rewarding, but it’s also often challenging and it can even be unpleasant at times. That’s why family caregivers deserve a break.
When Do People Need Respite Care?
People can arrange respite care for whenever they want. Caring for a loved one is exceedingly difficult when you’re having trouble focusing. A break allows family caregivers to return to their loved ones with renewed energy and focus. Respite care often benefits everybody involved. Respite care is helpful in situations such as when the family caregiver is:
- Going on a vacation.
- Traveling to a wedding or other event.
- In need of a break to take some time for themselves.
- Experiencing their own health issue, or that of a spouse or child, to attend to.
- Experiencing a busy period coming up at work.
- Planning a work trip.
- Busy at school or has an important exam or presentation.
- Moving house or has another big event in their life that requires their attention.
What Kinds Of Care Does Respite Care Cover?
At Always Best Care of Thousand Oaks, our respite care covers all the services that our regular in-home senior care programs include. Respite care can include personal care, companion care, and home helper services.