In short, respite care is meant to give caregivers a temporary reprieve from the emotional and physical demands of caring for a loved one, as well as provide a chance for elders to participate in community activities.
In caring for someone else, caregivers may put aside their own needs because they feel like they need to do everything. However, that is simply not true and it’s OK to ask for support when you need it. Respite care gives caregivers peace of mind knowing their loved one has trained staff caring for them. This allows caregivers to take time for themselves and enjoy some much-needed rest. We also encourage caregivers to take advantage of respite care early on, so they can avoid caregiver burn out.
Families going out of town or on vacation may choose to use respite care for their aging parent. Instead of staying home, families can entrust their loved one’s to Langley Lodge without worry about their care while away. Respite care can also be like a vacation for seniors as they participate in activities and enjoy socializing with other residents.
As seniors age, it can take more time for them to recover from a fall, illness or surgery. They also may need additional care throughout their recovery. Respite care supports seniors in their recovery and allows them to focus on healing without the worries of daily living.