Respite care: Here for the holidays

During the holidays everyone sees their to-do lists grow and their schedules fill. It’s an ideal time to take advantage of respite care  so caregivers can attend holiday events, shop or spend time with other family members.

What is respite care?

Respite care is assistance that allows a caregiver to take time off to attend to other aspects of their lives, whether that’s caring for other family members, accomplishing household tasks or just getting some “me” time relaxing.

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Caregivers may want to use respite care if they are caring for someone with:

  • Dementia
  • Chronic illness
  • Life-limiting illness
  • Senior loved ones

How can I feel confident hiring a respite care provider?

When someone you love has challenging medical or care needs, it can be difficult to trust their care to others. By making sure their caregiver is not just a babysitter but is in fact a trained medical professional, you can be confident that those needs will be met.

Where can I find respite care?

While there are many places to find respite care services, it’s important that you have someone who is uniquely suited to your loved one’s needs, both social and medical. Belvedere Home Care works to make sure that the specialized skills of our caregivers are a good match for your needs.

What does a respite care worker do?

Belvedere’s expert caregivers provide elderly caregiver service and personal day care in our clients’ homes.

Our Home Care Companions enjoy spending time with our clients, engaging in games, hobbies, watching a game or just visiting. They are also able to provide light housework services, shopping and other tasks that may be difficult for senior clients or those with limited mobility,

Companions are available for:

  • Social/Interpersonal tasks including:
  • Spending quality time with your loved one
  • Chatting
  • Listening
  • Playing board/card games
  • Transportation to doctor appointments and other outings

Daily household tasks including:

  • Planning/preparing meals
  • Light housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Changing bed linens
  • Shopping
  • Running errands
  • Medication reminders
  • Assistance with pet care

Belvedere Home Care also provides skilled medical professionals who can stay in the home or nursing home with patients who have more intense medical needs.

Belvedere has provided expert, compassionate senior nursing care, home health care and 24-hour day care in the community for over 15 years. Our senior caregivers come from our local communities and treat our clients like family. We provide homecare on a schedule that works for you, from daily visits to round-the-clock care.

Our home care services include:

  • Home health care
  • Senior nursing service
  • Senior respite care
  • 24-hour caregivers
  • RN care
  • LPN care
  • PCA and HHA care

If you need a little help this holiday season, consider trained, trusted respite care for your loved one. Contact us today to learn more about how Belvedere Home Care can provide customized elderly nursing care and home aide day care for your loved one’s better health and happiness.

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