Recharge with Respite Care

by, Lauren Watral

Care givers , at an increased risk for depression, can experience burn out, fatigue, and more complicated health issues  as they assume the burden of their roles,  Working long hours, enduring difficult elders, (especially those with Alzheimer’s Disease)  and juggling the demands of other family and job responsibilities, caregivers  are  prone to feelings of anger, frustration,  anxiety, sadness, and isolation.    All this is the perfect recipe for  becoming “unplugged” and for the need of respite care to recharge.

The term respite care means “time off” from the regular responsibilities of care giving.  Respite care gives family and professional caregivers a much needed break to reduce stress so often produced by the demands of giving care.  Respite care is often provided by:

  • Adult day care centers
  • Home health care workers
  • Short term nursing homes
  • assisted  living facilities
  • college students
  • neighbors or friends
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