Respite Care In Central Ohio
Respite care is an integral part of the healthcare of many Ohioans. If you provide care for an elderly loved one, you can’t expect to be able to do so 24/7, 365. Respite care is there to hope.
What Is Respite Care?
Respite care is temporary care that is provided when the usual caregivers—family members or friends—cannot provide the care they normally do. If you provide care for a loved one, when would you need respite care? You would need it if you’re facing an emergency situation or health concern of your own. You would need respite care if you had an upcoming work trip, work presentation, exam, or something else important that will either take you away or take up a large portion of your time. And let’s not pretend that providing care for a loved one can’t be exhausting. If it’s possible, it’s good to go on vacation or just to take a break from providing care for both your sake and your loved one’s. Respite care can afford you this much-needed break.
How Does Respite Care Work?
Of course you love spending time with your loved one. But is the time you spend with them quality time? You have to make sure they eat properly, which often means you have to cook. Maybe you have to help them get up and down stairs or in and out of bed. Maybe you have to help them in the bathroom. Caregiving is rewarding, but it’s also difficult and often unpleasant. It can really burn you out.
That’s why respite care is so helpful. Sometimes you need to focus on work or school. Sometimes you want to go on vacation. And sometimes you just need a break to tend to your own mental health. This is why Always Best Care of North Columbus offers respite care. Your time away from your loved one will be much more enjoyable/productive if you know that they’re being taken care of by trained, bonded, and insured caregivers.
Who Provides Respite Care?
Respite care is provided by caregivers who offer in-home personal care, companion care, and home helper services. Personal care helps people take care of themselves. Companion care helps people maintain and improve their mental health. Home helper services help people take care of their Central Ohio homes.
All caregivers employed by Always Best Care of North Columbus are bonded and insured. Our caregivers must pass a comprehensive pre-employment screening which includes an interview, a verification of employment history, and a criminal background check.