Although caregivers are superheroes, it is important to remember that they have needs and limitations. It is essential for caregivers to rest and attend to their own needs and respite care can provide this opportunity. The meaning of “respite” is to take a break from the daily challenges of caregiving.
Respite care can be planned to occur regularly or intermittently based upon the needs of the caregiver. Respite care can be an important component of overall support that caregivers may want to utilize for a variety of reasons, which is why our respite care program is formulated to alleviate the pressure and anxiety felt by most primary caregivers. Comfort Home Care’s respite care services provides individuals who requires assistance with completing Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) so that caregivers can rest and recharge.
Common Situations That Require Respite Care
The majority of responsibilities of providing care to individuals who need assistance fall upon the caregiver. This can be problematic when a caregiver eventually becomes overly exhausted or overwhelmed by the pressures to provide adequate care to their loved one. If a caregiver is worked into a position where they can no longer provide effective care, then the situation becomes hazardous for both the caregiver and the individual who relies upon the caregiver. Respite care can provide a worry free break for caregivers that will enable them to continue to fulfill their role over time. Respite care services are often used when:
- A primary caregiver is overloaded with caregiving responsibilities or has too many other responsibilities to manage besides caregiving for a loved one
- A caregiver has to travel somewhere and is temporarily unable to give the care normally provided
- A caregiver needs a temporary break from an essential care responsibility
When a family is trying out a care facility or senior community to decide whether it is a good fit for their situation
- A caregiving recipient needs a break or temporary change of pace from a current mode of care
- A family is gradually transitioning their loved one to a care facility or senior community
Our Respite Care Services
Respite care can provide a much needed break from the intense challenges of caregiving. It may be simply a case of having an aide sit with the client for a few hours so a caregiver can complete some work or meet with friends, or it could involve an extended period of time a caregiver needs to attend to various other responsibilities and life activities.
Support With Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
Comfort Home Care’s respite care services provide comprehensive and warm support that enables individuals who require respite in-home care support to effectively complete all of their required Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) needed to maintain a high-quality of life. Many of these responsibilities fall into these major categories (ADLs):
Eating a regular nutritious diet is important to anyone’s overall health and well-being. We seek to understand a client’s dietary preferences to make sure they are getting enough of the of food they want to eat. We can prepare healthy daily meals, assist with feeding, and cheerfully clean up afterwards so everything is where you left it when you come back home.
Bathing and Hygiene
Individuals using respite care services may need extra assistance with bathing and keeping up with routine personal hygiene activities such as oral care and skin care. People who must remain stationary for extended periods of time are at risk for bedsores, and we can work to prevent this problem. Our CNAs will promote standards of personal hygiene and facilitate the daily bathing needs of an individual under our care.
Our caregivers can help with personal clothing issues such as dressing and undressing, along with doing laundry and putting it away where it should go.
We can take care of the general requests of grooming for your loved one for as long are you are away from home. Hair may need to be washed, cut, trimmed, or shaved depending on the individual’s preferences and needs.
Our aides are capable of assisting individuals get around the house and to other places if able and necessary.
Individuals requiring respite care services often have disabilities which prevent them from accessing the bathroom alone. Our CNA’s understand the nature of an individual’s limitations and are capable of carefully transporting a client to and from the bathroom. We provide incontinence care which could be emptying catheter drainage bags and changing adult diapers.
Benefits of Our Respite Care Services
Comfort Home Care attempts to make life more manageable and simplified for everyone involved in the care plan by sharing essential caregiving responsibilities. Choose Comfort Home’s care efforts focus on directly supporting primary caregivers and family members.
Satisfying the entire range of ADLs needs for an individual who requires assistance often requires a lot of time, energy, and involvement. Our respite care services seek to alleviate the stress that is often associated with full or part-time caregiving. Respite care also helps to prevent caregiver burnout that can occur is the caregiver does not give their own needs enough attention.
Our respite care services exist so that the lives of the individuals receiving care and their caregivers can better function in their daily lives.
Why You Should Choose Comfort Home Care
Our respite in-home care professionals, licensed in Maryland, serve individuals and their caregivers in Howard County and Montgomery County, MD in addition to Washington DC. It is always important to us to seek the trust of the caregivers and their loved ones we serve.
You can schedule a complimentary evaluation in your home that will determine the levels of care and ADL assistance an individual requires from a detailed respite care plan. Our respite in-home care professionals can support all of the care endeavors you wish to have maintained at the home while you need a temporary break from caregiving responsibilities for a period of time.
Our People Centered Care Philosophy
People Centered Care is the practice of treating the individual person instead and not solely the diagnosis – a limitation is something one has, not something one is. Our philosophy of People Centered Care focuses including the individual seeking care and their caregiver as vital partners in assessing and planning care needs to ensure the most well thought out and appropriate actions are taken at the right time.
Getting Started With Respite Care
Selecting the right non-medical respite care services for yourself or loved requires a lot of thought. Comfort Home Care empowers individuals and their families to make an informed and intelligent decision concerning respite care by offering a complimentary evaluation right in your home. The steps in our evaluation process are listed below:
Step one is a complimentary evaluation by one of our Registered Nurses (RN) in order to determine the needed level of care, any particular requirements, and what the individual’s goals are for care. Comfort Home Care’s Director of Nursing, Director of Care, and our Company Representative will join our RN to ensure the evaluation is taken care of in one visit in hopes of reducing stress and saving valuable time for your family.
Our RN and our team will then create a care plan specific to satisfying the individual’s range of needs.
Next, we take great care in matching the care provider to your loved one’s needs and personality. We carefully seek to understand the client’s various concerns, preferences, their hobbies, dietary choices, and any other activities they want to have continued while under our care. We take pride in placing clients with an experienced caregiver that is a great fit for them.
Request a Free respite In-Home Care Evaluation Today!
If you are a caregiver who would like to learn more about how Comfort Home Care’s respite care services can make life more manageable for you and your loved one – call us directly or send us a message online to discuss your needs. We offer home care evaluations free of charge so that we can make beneficial recommendations that greatly aid you in the decisions. We are ready to support you, contact us today!