Top Benefits of Respite Care
More than 1 in 5 adults are now unpaid caregivers, according to a report from AARP and the National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC). Long-term caregiving for an aging loved one can be a full-time job that often comes with a physical, emotional and financial burden. This is where respite care at a residential facility like ProHealth Regency Senior Communities can help.
If you are a caregiver, here are some of the top benefits of respite care.
A Temporary Break
When caring for someone who needs daily support, it can be difficult to find time for yourself. Respite care provides a short-term break, whether you need a few days or a few weeks to fulfill other personal or professional commitments, take a well-deserved vacation, spend time with family and friends, run errands, exercise, or just relax. Using respite services can support your physical and mental health and strengthen your ability to be a caregiver.
Respite care offers a solution for seniors who need more help than can be provided at home, often during times of illness, recovery from surgery or rehabilitation prior to returning home. With respite care, compassionate and highly-trained staff care for your loved one in a safe environment. At ProHealth Regency Senior Communities, respite care can be customized to provide Assisted Living or Memory Care levels of support.
Test-Drive Senior Living
Respite care allows older adults to experience senior living before making a long-term lease commitment. Testing a senior living community without any commitment may make the experience more enjoyable. Even more, respite stay guests and families will build relationships with knowledgeable staff who offer guidance and support throughout their stay.
During a respite stay, your loved one will have opportunities to build friendships and partake in vibrant activities, fitness classes and events. Being socially involved offers seniors a sense of purpose and belonging that provides added physical and mental benefits for older adults who can sometimes become lonely and isolated.
All caregivers may benefit from respite care, but it may be challenging to find an affordable solution that you and your aging loved one both enjoy. Take the time to research your options and identify a few solutions as soon as you possible. When you do need a break, the professionals at ProHealth Regency Senior Communities can offer a solution. Reach out to us with any questions or to learn more.