Caring for an older loved one is a rewarding but potentially taxing experience. We understand that while it is an honor to take care of an older loved one, you may also lead a busy life with work, other family members, friends, and your own personal needs that make it difficult to be there for the loved one every single minute of each day.
And with so many responsibilities to take care of on top of caring for the older loved one, it’s easy to start to neglect yourself, which can lead to compassion fatigue or neglecting your own health and wellbeing. That’s why respite services are a great option for family caregivers!
What Is Respite Care?
Respite care for the elderly can help caregivers avoid these issues by offering them a more balanced experience as they care for an older loved one by giving them the chance to rest and recharge when needed. Our respite service hours are flexible, and we allow you to choose a schedule that works best for you.
With Montebello Home Care’s compassionate caregivers, you can also have peace of mind knowing that the older adult is in the best hands possible while you take a much-needed breather for yourself.
Our respite services can help with the following tasks:
- Meal preparation
- Light housekeeping
- Personal care
- Bathing assistance
- Incontinence care
- Medication reminders
- And more!
How Does Respite Care for the Elderly Help?
Firstly, family caregivers being in the best mental and emotional health possible allows them to deliver the best care for the older adult they love. Caring for a loved one is a 24/7 commitment, and it’s normal for caregivers to get burnout, which can compromise the level of care. Respite services help to ensure that caregivers always have the mental and emotional energy to offer the compassionate, thorough care older loved ones deserve.
Also, as older adults begin the journey of aging at home, it’s easy for them to feel more isolated. Seeing friends and family less, a loss of mobility, navigating changing health requirements – aging at home can easily lead to loneliness which can take a toll on older loved ones’ mental and emotional health.
However, bringing a new caregiver in the home to provide respite care services allows for an extra source of social interaction to help brighten the older adult’s day and make sure they always have someone to engage with as they age at home. Even further, our respite care can include transportation services and companionship which can help the older adult spend more time in their community enjoying social interactions outside of the home.