Respite care provides both a break for the main carer as well as for the person being cared for. It provides an opportunity to reset with positive benefits for mental and physical health.
When looking for the best respite care provider near you, or near to family you should consider both the location as well as the services required. Respite care provides help with assisted living such as dressing and washing, meals, and social activities. The activities provide the wider social interaction that can be missing from care at home and provide a break from the normal routine and provide more opportunities for gentle daily exercise.
Indeed respite care can also be used as a taster to see if moving into a care home on a more permanent basis is the right choice. A chance to get to know the care staff and other residents, a chance to make new friends, and widen the social circle.
Respite care is also a well-deserved break for your usual caregiver, providing them with a break where they too can go out and socialise with friends and focus on themselves and their hobbies and interests. Providing a new lease of life for both caregiver and carer.