Comfort Keepers Home Care is proud to provide senior care to the following areas:
80118, 80132, 80133, 80840, 80905, 80907, 80908, 80918, 80919, 80920, 80921
Respite Care in Woodland Park, CO
Find out how respite care helps seniors receive better care from well-rested caregivers.
Tens of millions of American seniors receive care from family members each year. For some, the care is simple and fits easily into the flow of the day. Other seniors may require intensive, long-term care or round-the-clock supervision. Seniors who have dementia or Alzheimer's disease, late-stage cancer, or other debilitating progressive disorders take care into a whole different arena.
While being a family caregiver provides countless benefits for the senior and their loved one, but there are also challenges, stresses, and potential negative outcomes as well. For example, most long-term family caregivers will experience some degree of caregiver burnout, which can lead to chronic illnesses and clinical depression. The good news is that there is something that can be done.
Do You Need Respite Care in Woodland Park, CO?
Respites are short breaks that are taken by family caregivers, so they can recover, recuperate, and rejuvenate. There are no specific reasons for respites. Some caregivers take the time to sleep. Others will meet with friends, take care of their own medical issues, run errands, or even take a short vacation.
Research has found that caregivers who take advantage of regular respites have a significantly lower level of caregiver burnout, and those who already suffer from burnout can reverse burnout's negative physical and psychological effects.
While caregivers are taking their respite breaks, somebody must provide care for their senior loved one. That is where respite care comes in. Medicare defines respite care as “… short-term care provided to [the senior] to relieve the family members or the person caring for the individual at home.” In other words, if a family member needs a break to take care of their own personal health and welfare, respite service providers take their place in caring for their senior loved one.
Comfort Keepers respite care services are available 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. In addition to standard care and support, Comfort Keepers also specializes in care for seniors with dementia and Alzheimer's disease, hospital to home transitions, and end of life care.
For more information about respite care or the many ways Comfort Keepers in-home supports can maximize your senior loved one's safety, independence, and quality of life, contact a senior care coordinator today.
Comfort Keepers Home Care is proud to serve senior care to the following areas of Colorado:
Office Location: 5390 Academy Blvd N Suite 230, Colorado Springs, CO 80918