What is Respite Care?

Caring for a senior is one of the most challenging yet rewarding tasks. The rewards are not tangible, but deeply felt while caring for someone you love. However, sometimes the responsibility can get overwhelming and requires the caregiver to take a break for their own wellbeing. The solution in these cases is respite care. Respite care substitutes the care provided by a senior’s primary caregiver so they can take a break and spend time with their loved ones. Whether it is you, a family member, or a hired caregiver, 2 Hearts will send a caregiver for set hours during the period that you wish your loved one to receive respite care. Respite care services are available in your loved one's home, retirement home or communities, as well as services oriented towards appointments and trips.
What is Respite Care?

Why Get Respite Care?

Providing long term care can be overwhelming and has been associated with increased risk for mental and physical health concerns. Enjoying a needed break can help alleviate this stress. Our caregivers can help out with any care needs required by your loved so you can take a break. Some of our respite services include:

  • Personal Care
  • Our caregivers can help out with basic activities of daily living. This includes meal preparation, assistance with bathing, dressing, mobility, and grooming. In order to maintain and promote a healthy lifestyle, our caregivers can also accompany your loved one on walks and assist with exercises such as yoga.
  • Specialized Care
  • If you require more than basic care, our nurses are always available to provide specialized care. This includes wound care, foot care, palliative care, or any other intensive care your loved one may need.
  • Caregiver Matching
  • To ensure your loved is comfortable with the caregiver assigned to them while you are away, we consider factors such as language, culture, and personal interests and hobbies before sending a caregiver.

Contact us for Respite Care 

We are always available to help out when you need some time off. Call us to learn more about how our respite services can help you and your family.

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