When is it Time for Respite Care?

Why this resource is helpful:

Being a caregiver is a full-time job. It can be stressful and demanding, without much opportunity for a break. That"s why Leisure Care communities offer respite care. No matter what is going on in your life, we are here to help take care of your loved one, for as long as you need it. Take a vacation, have that lunch with an old friend, or just run errands, knowing your loved one is in good hands. Learn more about our comprehensive respite care program and how it can help you provide the best care for your loved one.

WHAT IS RESPITE CARE?
Respite care is a temporary stay at a senior living community that provides short-term relief for caregivers. Respite care can be just for an afternoon, or for several days or weeks. When your loved one comes to a Leisure Care community for respite care, they will be an instant member of our community, enjoying all the privileges and amenities that our long-term residents enjoy.

WHO NEEDS RESPITE CARE?
There are approximately 43.5 million caregivers in the United States, providing unpaid care. 15.7 million of those family caregivers are caring for someone with Alzheimer"s disease or a related form of dementia, many of those requiring full-time care. Additionally, many caregivers have jobs and children, adding to their endless list of responsibilities.

Respite care provides a break for these often overwhelmed caregivers. From providing medication management to assistance with activities of daily living, we are here. We would say that all caregivers need respite care for their senior loved one, even if just for an afternoon.

Quoted From: https://www.leisurecare.com/resources/respite-care/

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