What is respite care?
Respite care is care designed to provide short-term relief for caregivers. Depending on the circumstance respite care can be arranged for as little as a few hours to a few weeks.
Where is it offered?
Caregivers have many different options when it comes to arranging respite care. Respite care can be provided at home, in a healthcare setting, or in a senior care facility.
When is it needed?
Caregiving is an around-the-clock responsibility, and it is common for caregivers to experience burnout. Respite care is designed to give caregivers the much-needed respite and reset they need when caring for a loved one who has high needs.
Respite care may also be needed in a situation where someone is being discharged from a hospital or rehab facility, but may need more care than what a caregiver can comfortably provide. In these circumstances, a patient can seek respite care at an Assisted Living facility. ALFs often offer month-to-month commitments and are the perfect stepping stone to get a patient stronger before returning home.
What are the costs?
Unfortunately, most insurance companies do not cover respite care. If a person is receiving hospice care, there may be benefits available for the patient to tap into. Our Senior Living Concierges can help navigate that maze!
How do I find more information about respite care?
Simple- Call us, and we can help.