In-Home Respite Care, Caregiver
Taking care of an aging or disabled loved one is challenging, even in the best of circumstances. You won’t be able to provide a high standard of care if you don’t look after yourself. Unfortunately, far too many family caregivers lack the time or energy to focus on their own needs, even temporarily. If you’re feeling burned out from your caregiving responsibilities, FCP Live-In can help with our respite care.
At FCP Live-In, we believe everyone deserves to age with dignity and respect, in the comfort of home. If you’re caring for an elderly family member we understand the difficulties. Our customized respite care programs are designed to give family caregivers a chance to recharge and refresh. Whether you need time to run errands or take a much-deserved vacation, our experienced and compassionate live-in caregivers will make sure your loved one remains safe, secure, and comfortable at home.
With FCP Live-In, affordable, quality long-term care really is possible.
Let us treat your loved one like family! Call directly at 1(866) 559-9492.
Why Respite Care is Important
According to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, approximately 25% of American adults 18 years of age and older acted as a primary caregiver for an ill, aging, or disabled family member in the past 30 days.
While caring for an aging or disabled loved one is of the most selfless things you can do, your generosity could come at great cost – financially, physically, and emotionally.
Consider that more than 60% of family caregivers have cut back on work hours, taken a leave of absence, or made other career changes in order to meet their caregiving responsibilities. Half were late to work or had to leave early, and 1 in 5 reported that caregiving had created a financial strain.
Family caregivers are also more likely to suffer from depression and anxiety, use psychoactive medications, have worse self-reported physical health, experience compromised immune function, and even die prematurely.
When a family caregiver is under constant stress, those under their care will suffer as well. In fact, caregiver stress is recognized as a leading risk factor for elder abuse.
Options for Respite Care
Respite care offers a break from your caregiving responsibilities. Used effectively, these services will support and strengthen your own ability as a caregiver.
Respite Care in Adult Day Care
Adult day care is frequently utilized by caregivers who must be away from their loved one for several hours each day. These programs provide a safe environment where your family member can interact with others and participate in staff-led activities, such as art and music programs. Some adult day cares also offer transportation services and meals.
However, there’s often a long waiting list for acceptance to adult day care, and some won’t accept clients with severe mobility issues or those in the latter stages of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Most close on major holidays, and many shut down during inclement weather on very short notice.
Residential Respite Care
Nursing home and assisted living facilities sometimes offer residential respite care, which allows for overnight stays so family caregivers can take an extended break or vacation. Respite care policies will vary from facility to facility, with some only accepting clients when their resident census is low and extra space is available. It’s also not unusual for a residential respite program to require a minimum night stay of at least 3 nights or more.
Do keep in mind that your loved one might find the move to a residential care facility traumatic, especially if they’re suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia-related condition.
Residential respite care can also be fairly expensive, and usually isn’t covered by Medicare.
Respite Care with FCP Live-in
Fortunately, there is better way!
FCP Live-In’s customized and flexible respite care programs can provide all of the non-medical support, one-one assistance, and companionship your loved one needs to remain safe and secure at home, while you take a little time for yourself:
- Planning and preparing nutritionally sound meals from favorite family recipes and in accordance with all medical guidelines.
- Medication management.
- Routine, light housekeeping and laundry.
- Assistance with personal care, including bathing and toileting.
- Escorts to doctors’ appointments or social engagements.
- A chance to engage in fulfilling daily activities through FCP Live-In’s “Live Well Program.”
Our highly-trained live-in caregivers can visit for a few hours or several days each week, giving you the opportunity to run errands, attend to your own medical needs, or socialize with friends and family. We can also arrange extended live-in care so you can finally take that long-awaited vacation!
And while you’re away, you can rest easy knowing your loved one’s respite caregiver has undergone a strict screening and hiring process; is fully credentialed as either a certified nursing assistant, home health aide, or personal care assistant, and are provided with ongoing training.
In most circumstances, we can provide this care in coordination with your loved one’s medical providers and for far less than the cost of assisted living.
At FCP Live-in, we understand that families depend on our expertise to provide quality care and experiences. If you’re ready to explore the BEST solution for in-home respite care, call 1(866) 559-9492.
About FCP Live-In And Live-In Respite Care Caregiver Services
We have provided the ultimate solution in assisted respite care programs since 1997. Our live-in respite care services agency is committed to providing a unique and customized In-Home respite care services approach to senior care with the goal of a lifestyle that provides enjoyment for the one in care, and families with peace of mind.
FCP Live-In is a Live-In Home Care company with over two decades of experience specializing in elderly care needs within the home. Our live-in caregiver staff provides an insurance policy of safe and supportive care, along with a 24-hour professional support system that starts with our direct care staff in the home and expands to a multi-faceted corporate structure that is there for the client and the Live-in Caregiver at all times.