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What is Respite Care?
Many caregivers dedicate much or most of their free time to taking care of their elder family member. In an increasingly mobile society where some family members have moved out of the general area, the remaining family member(s) have an increased burden and very little chance to go anywhere, do anything, or even have a family vacation.
Respite care allows caretakers to allow temporary or occasional time off to recoup emotionally, handle other family tasks or get away for a while.
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Respite care can take several different forms:
- In-home respite care workers come directly to where the senior lives and often stay right there on the premises. This can be an expensive proposition, but far less than others.
- Foster respite care - This isn't a common method of respite care, but is still available in some areas. Foster respite care requires that the senior temporarily move into the caretaker's home and care is provided there. Although the senior isn't in their own home, it is still a home environment and may be the only other alternative that is available.
- Assisted living respite care - When space is available, some assisted living centers or residential care homes offer temporary housing and care. There are advantages and disadvantages to doing respite care in assisted living centers or in residential care homes. The biggest advantage may be the opportunity to test the community without having to commit to moving there permanently.
Respite stays at an assisted living or residential care homes allows the person to alleviate fears, and get to meet staff and other residents. If the person ultimately needs to move into a community, the environment will be familiar and one that hopefully they will enjoy.
Use of respite care in residential care facility Houston TX, or any other city or at home is usually private pay.
Hospice care also offers limited use of respite care in facilities. If your loved one is on hospice and you have a short term respite need, you can ask the hospice case manager about these services. If the hospice company approves it, these services will be covered by Medicare.