Respite services helps you to maintain a healthy balance so that you can continue to enjoy your own quality of life. It helps you to take a break from your caregiving role.
According to National Institute of Health, respite care is a “short-term relief for primary caregivers. It can be arranged for just an afternoon or for several days or weeks. Care can be provided at home, in a healthcare facility, or at an adult day center.”
When receiving, respite services someone else will step in to fulfill your responsibilities. It is the next best thing to you being there.
It gives you an opportunity to recharge, reduce your stress and avoid caregiver burnout. It also enables you to spend time with other family members or take the time you need to handle your own daily affairs.
A small break from your caregiver role also means that you may return to the role refreshed, with a positive outlook.
Respite services also gives your child opportunities to socially interact with different people.
Our respite staff are trained and are capable to work on your child’s skills and behaviors. They will work on helping your child with personal care, help with activities of daily living, work on some communication skills or any other skill development based on your family’s need.
Note: As a parent or care-giver you are fully responsible of the safety and well being of your child even when the respite staffs are on duty.