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Respite Care Options for Family Caregivers

Respite Care Options for Family Caregivers

Whether you are helping your loved one a few hours a day or provide full time care and monitoring, caring for an aging senior is a huge responsibility. Many caregivers begin their care responsibilities with a positive outlook and quickly learn how emotionally and physically exhausting providing long-term care can be. It is important that caregivers are aware of their respite care options and utilize them to ensure their own health and well being, as well as quality care for their loved one.

Adult Day Care Centers
Adult day care centers are the ideal option for family caregivers who either have a day job or need to spend the day running errands. A majority of adult day care centers are open during regular business hours, Monday through Friday. They offer care services and supervision at a daily rate and have experienced caregivers to watch your loved one. Depending on the care center, transportation may be available directly from your loved one’s home to the center. Several adult day care centers also offer specialized Alzheimer’s care. If your loved one requires Alzheimer’s care in Milwaukee, be sure to ask the center what their services include and if there are any special activities for your loved one to participate in.

Overnight Respite Care
Many nursing homes and assisted living facilities offer respite care from partial days to overnight care for seniors. Some facilities offer care up to two weeks and charge a fixed daily rate. With this type of respite care, families can rest assured knowing a team of skilled nurses and professionals are able to provide care for their elderly loved one. These Milwaukee elder care facilities also offer medical assistance for seniors who need medication reminders or help taking medications. In addition, nursing homes typically have scheduled activities and senior centers where your loved one can exercise and socialize with others.

In-Home Care
In-home care, provided by Home Care Assistance Milwaukee, is the preferred type of respite care by seniors, enabling them to remain within the comfort of their own home. Additionally, in-home caregivers are available on a flexible hourly or full-time schedule that meets the needs of the senior and the family caregiver. Seniors receive one-on-one assistance with cooking, cleaning, bathing, dressing, as well as transportation for errands or appointments. Family members enjoy peace of mind knowing their loved one is being cared for by a professional and expert caregiver and are able to recharge and take a break from their caregiving responsibilities. Home Care Assistance caregivers are highly trained and also provide specialty services for seniors with dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and for seniors who have recently suffered from a stroke.

Enjoy respite and relief, and provide your elderly loved one with the care and assistance they deserve. Call us today at (414) 964-8000 and speak with a Care Manager and schedule a free in-home consultation.