Holiday Respite Care

by: Maria Licoudis, R.N. & Care Manager

As the holiday season approaches, it’s important to acknowledge that everyone needs and deserves a break.

The holidays are a special time for families and friends to come together and celebrate lifelong traditions. However, if you’re currently caring for an aging loved one, the holidays can be quite stressful. Decorating the house, finding the perfect gifts for loved ones or organizing gatherings, all while caring for an older adult, can be overwhelming.

Respite care is a short-term temporary service offered by Home Care Assistance, that provides the primary caregiver with short-or long-term breaks, to relieve stress and promote energy and well-being. Time away from the daily routine, while knowing that your loved one is in good hands and being properly cared for, is important for your own health and peace of mind. It can be critical in supporting the physical and mental health of the primary caregiver.

Caregiving is very demanding, and usually more than one person can handle. Using respite care before you become burned out, frustrated and overwhelmed, is just smart.

At Home Care Assistance, we are contract-free, and can provide you with temporary service without any obligation to use our services in the future. Our services include all activities of daily living, meal preparation, feeding, light housekeeping, toiletting, mobility assistance, medication reminders, companionship, recreation, accompaniment to doctors appointments, shopping and running errands. Don't feel guilty. Respite care will allow you to relax, recharge, and enjoy the holiday season, so you can help your loved one long-term. Call us today for a free assessment with our nurse. Allow us to provide you and your loved one with quality care and peace of mind.

This holiday season be mindful of your own health and know that Home Care Assistance is here to support you and your loved one by providing compassionate, highly skilled caregivers to give you the break you deserve.

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Home Care Assistance Holiday Survival Guide for Family Caregivers

Home Care Assistance Holiday Survival Guide for Family Caregivers

Note: This article is for informative purposes only. Always check with a medical professional.


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