Respite Care

Family Caregivers Need a Break – Respite Care

respite care services in rochester nyRespite care is short-term temporary relief to those who are caring for family members who might otherwise require permanent placement in a nursing home or assisted living community.

Even though many families take joy in providing care to their loved ones so they can remain at home, the physical, emotional and financial consequences for the family caregiver can be overwhelming without some outside support.

Respite provides a break for the family caregiver, which is beneficial to the health of the caregiver.

  • Three-fifths of family caregivers age 19 – 64 surveyed reported fair or poor health, one or more chronic conditions, or a disability, compared with only one-third of non-caregivers.
  • Respite has been shown to help sustain family caregiver health and well being, avoid sending the senior to a nursing home and reduce the likelihood of abuse and neglect.
  • An outcome-based evaluation study showed that respite care at home may also reduce the likelihood of divorce and help sustain marriages.

At Caring Hearts of Rochester we do respite care services for many families for various reasons including:

  • holidays,
  • when family caregivers go on vacation,
  • times when caregivers must leave town on business,
  • when the primary caregiver is sick or in the hospital,
  • even once a month scheduled service to give the primary caregiver some regularly scheduled time-off.

Our respite care service can include:

  • Companionship and protective oversight
  • Laundry, and keeping the home tidy and secure.

There is no need for your loved one to leave the comfort and familiarity of their home to be well cared for when you are not at home.

Give Caring Hearts of Rochester a call at 585-245-0134 to arrange a free, no obligation, home visit to talk about how respite home care from Caring Hearts of Rochester can make your life easier.