RESPITE CARE

Our Respite Care Services includes:

  • Initial Assessment and case management study

  • Personal Care and Home Support Services

  • Grocery Shopping

  • Anytime On-call support

  • Home Medical Equipment and Supplies

  • Medication administration

Nursing Care

Disability Service

Counselling

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Respite care is planned or emergency temporary care provided to caregivers of an adult.

Respite programs provide planned short-term and time-limited breaks for families and other unpaid care givers of children with a developmental delay and adults with an intellectual disability in order to support and maintain the primary care giving relationship. Respite also provides a positive experience for the person receiving care. The term "short break" is described as respite care.

 

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.

Respite care or respite services are also a family support service,

Taking a break will re-motivate and will help improve your ability to provide care.

 

Everybody need  chance to relax and take a break  so often. While you may be a very capable and devoted caregiver for your loved one, and may enjoy the closeness that caring for them in their time of need creates, it can take its toll. It is important that you prioritize your own emotional and physical health as well, in the mean time  it is important to allocate some time for yourself to take a break and re-motivated.

Bridge to Care has developed our Respite Care Services by keeping these factors  in mind. We know that you need to feel absolutely certain that you loved-one is properly cared for in order to truly rest and unwind, and our services are designed to make sure you feel completely confident that compassionate and professional care is being provided while you are taking break.