Making sure a loved one is comfortable and well-cared for can be a major undertaking and sometimes overwhelming. Respite care services, or short-term/surrogate care, are designed to ensure a continuity of care for those who normally receive help and assistance from a family member or loved one. Are you caring for someone on your own? A respite care home can be just as beneficial to you as they can be to your loved one.
When choosing a respite care home, your loved one has the opportunity to take advantage of the services and programs offered there. Often times these services and programs may not be available to them otherwise. Respite care homes can provide activities designed to match your loved one’s personal abilities. He or she can also interact with others who are having similar experiences while in respite care services. All while in a safe, supportive environment that is comfortable and welcoming.
Flexible Scheduling for Caregivers
For you, as the caregiver, respite care services offer an often much-needed chance to take care of yourself and your needs without worrying about the care of your loved one. Services are offered on a variable schedule, allowing you to arrange care for a few days or weeks. This allows you to manage important tasks that have been pushed off. It may give you time back to schedule your own medical appointments or necessary care. Also, it even offers an opportunity to take a vacation to relax and unwind.
Peace of Mind
While being your loved one’s caregiver may be rewarding in many emotional and spiritual ways, it may also result in physical problems and frustrations due to the stress and demands of daily care. It is important to know when to ask for help in order to alleviate these stressors and ensure you are caring for yourself in order to continue providing care to your loved one. Respite care services, like those at GreenField Health & Rehabilitation Center, deliver peace of mind for you as a caregiver. This allows you to know your loved one is receiving exceptional care while you take care of yourself.
Want to learn more about respite care services?
To learn more about respite care services at GreenField Health & Rehabilitation Center, part of The GreenFields Continuing Care Community in Lancaster, NY, please contact us at (716) 684.3000 for more information.
About The GreenFields Continuing Care Community
The GreenFields Continuing Care Community provides for the physical, social, and spiritual needs of residents in a Christian environment. In addition to skilled nursing, subacute rehabilitation, and outpatient therapy at GreenField Health & Rehabilitation Center, The GreenFields offers a variety of living arrangements and support levels based on individual needs. This includes independent living apartments in GreenField Manor; assisted living apartments in GreenField Court; and memory care and enhanced assisted living in GreenField Terrace. Residents at The GreenFields also receive priority access to all other levels on The GreenFields campus.