Short Term Respite Care

Short Term Respite Care

Respite Care is required when in-home caregivers require short-term relief.

Short Term Respite Care2023-02-13T19:01:46-06:00

Respite care permits family caregivers to “take a break” while ensuring their loved ones receive quality care. In addition, it helps patients accomplish their daily living activities, self-care tasks, and all the things they enjoy daily.

What is Short Term Respite Care?

Respite care is a short-term substitute care that provides temporary relief for caregivers. It can be vital to maintain a positive outlook for them with many things to deal with, some of which are incredibly stressful. Through respite, caregivers can finally take a well-deserved break and have a chance to look after their needs, including their health and well-being, socialization, and more. Also, looking after their loved one’s needs ensures they receive the care they deserve, even during a temporary absence.

Where is respite care service provided?

We provide respite care in assisted living facilities that offer short-term overnight services. It could be an excellent stress-relieving option for caregivers who need to travel and want to ensure their loved one has the assistance they need. In addition, some long-term care facilities set aside specific beds exclusively for short-term respite stays.

It is essential to mention that this service can only be provided for five days under Medicare. For additional time, patients would have to pay for the remaining days.

Benefits of Respite Care

Caregiving can be rewarding but presents several challenges and difficulties. You might need respite services depending on your schedule, your loved one’s needs, or to get more balance. Respite care benefits caregivers and patients, such as the following.

  • Caregivers get a much-deserved break: Caregiving is highly demanding, and everyone eventually needs a break. Caregivers can take time to work, run personal errands, or vacation without worrying about leaving their loved ones alone. Respite care is an excellent way to get a break from caregiving duties while at the same time maintaining your essential role as the primary caregiver for your loved one.
  • Respite care can provide vital assistance in an emergency: A sudden event may require the primary caregiver to leave the house, which can cause significant stress. Respite care can be a simple solution when something unexpected happens.
  • Patients receive personal attention from professional caregivers: When patients arrive at the respite facility, they will be the provider’s primary focus. You can always be sure that your loved one will get the required care.
  • Respite care is a much more flexible care option: This type of care can be used only when needed. Even though you have to plan to schedule with the provider, respite care allows caregivers to take some time off whenever required. Flexible options for respite care make it simple to find a provider and setting that works for you and your loved one.
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Things to consider when choosing a Respite Care provider

There are some things to consider when choosing a respite care provider.

  • First, if you are using independent providers, it is essential to find the right one. You must conduct an in-depth interview with each candidate in person and on the phone. Also, be specific about the tasks, skills, and schedules involved in your loved one’s care. Finally, discuss compensation and payment schedules, and do not pay for services in advance.
  • Always request several work and personal references and check them carefully.
  • It is essential to consider a background check, which can be done through us. And always include the potential care recipient in the screening process if they can participate to ensure that both parties are comfortable and that your loved one’s needs are respected.

How can Ascend Hospice provide Respite Care?

At Ascend Hospice Care, we are proud to provide the best service available and appropriate care givers for every patient’s needs. Please let us know if you or a family member require our assistance regarding respite care or other concerns; you can call 281.918.0676 to get started. Working with us can make the process easier for you and your loved one.

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