You will get a package of information, such as food to care for your baby, as you leave the delivery room with your infant. The same holds true for your elderly loved ones. As they become older, they could need more care. For instances where the caregiver may need to temporarily place their elderly loved one to a temporary home, Respite Care might be the right decision. We assure you that no amount of knowledge can fully prepare you to care for an elderly loved one. Read on as we dispel some myths about respite care to assist you in making decisions.
Senior living and respite care communities are thought to be pricey. Although in practice, skilled care is usually a far more expensive choice than such services. Respite care is often the most efficient way to keep your elderly loved one independent and secure while you are away for a little while or a long period.
Only the Ill Requires Respite Care
The respite care community does not just treat elderly patients who are ill. Your loved one will benefit from using skilled care if your loved one is critically sick. However, non-medical care services are also available to help your elderly family members. They assist you with the daily tasks that a senior needs assistance with, such as food preparation, personal care tasks including bathing, housekeeping, clothing, shopping, and transportation. So, it is completely false to think that a respite care community is solely for elderly patients who are ill.
Poor Treatment from Caregivers
Caregivers are not snatched up off the street carelessly in respite care communities. They must adhere to a rigid set of rules in order to become a caregiver. Before employing a caregiver, they thoroughly screen them. For that, they do background checks, conduct in-depth interviews, collect fingerprints, check driving records, etc. They will only appoint a caregiver to your loved one if they believe that they meet your requirements, taking into account their training and experience.
Respite Care is not Needed as Family is Around
When family and friends are there to support you, becoming older is much simpler. Millions of older persons depend on unpaid caregiving services by family members to be healthy and sociable, and many adult children of seniors see caregiving as a magnificent gesture of love and devotion.
However, older adults often need help beyond what their families can provide. There are many “yellow flags” that appear in older persons that an unskilled caregiver can’t manage alone, including physical, mental, or behavioral issues, as many family caregivers will confirm. Many older adults will need a degree of care that family members cannot reasonably provide on their own at times.
Retire in Style with The Summit
With the help of our welcoming apartment homes, our retirement community’s Respite Care senior living option enables older adults to discover the ideal temporary setting for a better and happier life. We provide high-quality care at our resort-style retirement community, whether your loved one’s main caregiver will be gone for a bit or needs help while recovering from an illness or surgery.
To learn more about our Respite Care community, contact us today!