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Respite Care Professionals – Provide Needed Breaks for Jacksonville Caregivers

It goes without saying that providing round the clock care for loved ones is a tireless and sometimes thankless job. Many families take great joy in providing care to their loved ones in their own home; however the physical, emotional and financial consequences for the family caregiver can become overwhelming without regular outside support, such as professional respite care.

Regular respite care breaks have proven to sustain the overall health, wellbeing and mental attitude of everyone involved. Simply put, respite care provides family caregivers with short-term breaks that help to relieve stress, restore energy, promotes a balanced life or simply make time to take a much needed break or vacation. In the comfort of your own home, respite care providers’ deliver professional relief for those who are caring for loved ones who might otherwise require permanent or long-term placement in an assisted living or nursing home care facility.

Listed below are the three main types of respite care services. If you are unsure which one is right for you, consulting with you doctor can help provide peace of mind in making your decision.

In Home Respite Care:

In-home care is the most popular for obvious reasons. The temporary respite caregiver comes to the home, getting to know the care recipient in their normal environment. The caregiver will learn about the family’s routine, daily medication schedule, where medicines and specifically needed care equipment are stored, as well as any other important care requirements of the recipient. Just as importantly, in home respite care eliminates the need to relocate the care recipient to a new and unfamiliar living environment.

Temporary Respite Care Facilities:

Professional Respite Care Facilities are often a good choice for all involved. Most assisted living and nursing home facilities provide experienced respite care services where the care receiver may stay for just a few days or even a few weeks. The advantage of this type of care is that these specialized facilities will have a skilled staff of professionals on hand 24 hours a day and will have better access to emergency facilities and other professional assistance if the need arises.

Emergency Respite Care Facilities:

There could be the need for respite care on an emergency basis. It’s a good idea for family caregivers to identify a suitable emergency care facility, before an urgent need arises. When planning to use emergency respite care, the caregiver should contact the facility in advance to schedule a stay. Many Jacksonville homecare agencies, adult daycare, health centers, and residential care facilities like assisted living and senior care facilities provide excellent emergency respite care services.

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