Respite Care

Respite care is usually a short term, temporary arrangement that can be provided in a nursing home, assisted living or in an individual’s home.  When a caregiver is in need of respite or break, arrangements are made for their loved one to be admitted to either a nursing home or assisted living facility for a period of several days to several weeks, depending upon the need.  Respite at home can be arranged by hiring healthcare staff to either live-in or spend several hours a day in the home to handle care giving responsibilities.    

Caregivers often need a reprieve from their daily care giving responsibilities, whether it is for a deserved vacation or because of a family emergency.  Whatever the case is, let us help.

Respite care is not covered by Medicare or medical insurance.  Some county programs offer a respite benefit.  Contact your local Area Agency on Aging to see if you qualify.

Our practice can help to organize this service.  We recommend that families are proactive and have a respite plan in place to ensure appropriate and adequate care when needed.

Contact us today to schedule a visit with one of our expert caregivers.