Respite Care in Fresno, CA
Supportive respite care for seniors needing respite services in Fresno.
Respite care refers to the care provided to a senior while their primary caregiver is taking a short break. Research has found that respite breaks are essential for those providing long-term or intensive care. In order for these breaks to be most effective, however, a few things must be in place.
Respite Care Fresno, CA
Open up-front communication is the foundation to successful respite care. Tell your senior loved one what you are planning, when, and the plan of care that will be in place while you are gone. Listen to their concerns, worries, and suggestions. As the date approaches, keep them informed and ready for the transition. This is especially important when memory issues are part of your loved one's challenge.
Do your research. Not all senior care providers are created equal. In order for you to truly have a relaxing respite break, you need to know without a doubt that your senior loved one is receiving top-notch, caring, and compassionate care that meets their unique care requirements. With Comfort Keepers, you can rest assured that your loved one will receive top-rated respite services.
Communicate with the provider. Even the best senior care providers have limitations – for example, they do not read minds. If your loved one has specific needs, food requirements, preferences, schedules, etc., be sure to let the respite provider know up front. Creating a list of items early on is one way to ensure you have all of the special care requirements ready and do not forget anything. As you are creating the list, be sure to include your senior loved one in the planning discussion. Our Comfort Keepers caregivers will work with your senior and your family to create a plan personalized to your loved one's unique care needs, taking into special consideration all unique restrictions and/or requirements.
Have a plan. Respite care is a great way to ensure caregivers are able to meet their personal needs and the needs of their family. Plan ahead for trips, vacations, doctor's appointments, social engagements, and so forth. Make the plan work both ways, as well. In other words, if you plan to take a respite break at the end of January in order to take care of medical business, start to schedule appointments early on. That way, you can maximize your time off and lessen stress associated with appointments. When it comes to planning, a little organization can go a long way.
In short, respite care is a wonderful way for caregivers to stay fresh. By keeping their own life in balance, they are able to provide the best possible care to their senior loved ones. Learn how our respite services could benefit your family and your senior loved one today.
Comfort Keepers of Fresno, CA is proud to provide senior care services to:
Clovis, Coarsegold, Fresno, Friant, Fowler, Kerman, Modesto, North Fork, Oakhurst, Reedley, Sanger, Selma and Shaver Lake, CA