Vancouver Respite Care
If you have an elderly mother or father, you might find yourself in the role of caretaker. Depending on your loved one’s medical condition, this may well be a full-time job. Unfortunately, it is often impossible to devote all the time necessary to those that you love. No matter how hard you try, there will always be situations that require you to leave your home - even if you need to take a breather for a couple of days. This is where respite care comes in, as a valuable tool for both the patient and the caregiver.
What is Respite Care?
Senior respite care in North & West Vancouver and Burnaby, refers to a type of home care in which full-time family care givers are given time off while a professional comes in and provides their loved ones with the care that they need. Respite care can be in-home or at a facility, but is always temporary in nature. Unlike the care provided in a nursing facility, respite care is designed simply to give the primary caregiver time to take a break and to refocus before coming back to take care of his or her senior loved one.
Why Respite Care Matters
It's incredibly important that caregivers have a bit of time for themselves to recharge their batteries and take a break from caring for a loved one. No matter how much you love the person for whom you are caring, you really do need some time to yourself to take care of personal issues and to live your own life. This is why respite care in North Shore and Burnaby, Canada exists - to provide people with a chance to live their own lives while still focusing primarily on the care of their sick or ailing loved ones.
Respite care includes several different types of services, some of which are more suitable to particular clients than others. Services included under the banner of respite care include, but are not limited to:
- Companionship and mental stimulation
- Activities of daily living (eating, bathing, etc.)
- Shopping and housekeeping
Respite care gives you a chance to provide your loved one with the care he or she needs while you take care of business out of the house. It is a great solution for those who need a break or need time to attend to other family matters. Respite care is also a great solution for those who care enough to know that they cannot do everything. Respite care, simply put, is valuable for anyone who truly cares.
Call Always Best Care of North Shore and Burnaby, Canada to learn more about our respite care services or to schedule your free care consultation today.