Professional nurses and caregivers do not work without rest and time off to recharge their emotional and physical batteries. Yet, many times we see a family member (or a limited few) taking on the responsibility and workload of giving total care all the time. This becomes a double or even triple load for the caregiver who may have children to rear, plus a job or career that must get attention to make the financial situation work.
Even the most dedicated person with a very organized plan can begin to feel the strain of balancing all these responsibilities and time demands. Family caregivers in this situation need to see a break or vacation somewhere in their future in order to keep up the pace and effort. That’s where LightWay’s Respite Care program will bring welcome relief.
Our experienced caregivers step into the picture, quickly learn the requirements and routines, and bring the support you’d expect from another member of the family.
Our clients have the freedom to structure Respite Care to match their specific needs. Some utilize the service for a few hours each week for their own rest and to attend to ongoing family matters. Other situations call for our team providing continuous care for days or even weeks. We also can structure a support program involving a customized selection of our services such as Personal Care, Household Assistance, and Meal Preparation.
We will make sure your established care program remains constant, and special attention is paid to any medication or healthcare needs. Our clients find using our Respite Care gives them peace of mind, and often that the care recipient also enjoys a change of conversation and introduction of a new friend. We’d like to meet with you and talk about Respite Care program options. This service can make a difference in everyone’s health and happiness:
- On-call service as needed
- Overnight care on a regular basis
- Regularly scheduled time off for a few hours
- Full care services for as many days as needed
- Support care on a constant basis as a partner for chronic conditions