Home Health Care Solutions provides respite care. Respite care is the provision of short-term, temporary relief to those who are caring for family members who might otherwise require permanent placement outside the home.
Respite programs provide planned short-term and time-limited breaks for families in order to support and maintain the primary care giving relationship. Respite also provides a positive experience for the person receiving care.
Examples of Respite Care
- Recovery from major surgery
- Relief from caring for loved one with a permanent physical or mental disability
- Care during life-challenging illnesses
- Hospice care
- Vacation relief
- Temporary Senior Care
Even though many families take great joy in providing care to their loved ones so that they can remain at home, the physical, emotional and financial consequences for the family caregiver can be overwhelming without some support, such as respite. Respite provides a break for the family caregiver, which may prove beneficial to the health of the caregiver. 60% of family caregivers age 19-64 surveyed recently by the Commonwealth Fund reported fair or poor health, one or more chronic conditions, or a disability, compared with only 33% of non caregivers.
Respite has been shown to help sustain family caregiver health and well being, avoid or delay out-of-home placements, and reduce the likelihood of abuse and neglect. An outcome based evaluation pilot study showed that respite may also reduce the likelihood of divorce and help sustain marriages.