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The purpose of respite care is to allow the permanent, or regular, caregiver to take time off from their caregiver duties. This is accomplished by allowing a temporary caregiver to come into the home and care for the senior. There are three main forms of respite care: respite care at a facility, home, or adult day care. This section refers solely to respite care at home, but all of them are designed to give the regular caregiver a break. Over 30 million Americans have been tasked with caregiving in the past year. The thing to remember is that caregivers have lives too; they work, they are raising families, they are pursuing life. It can become taxing! Respite care at home brings in certified and qualified professionals to care for a senior, in the comfort of their own home.
Below is a list of services that respite caregivers can provide in the comfort of a senior's home:
Most commonly, in-home respite care is provided by a home care agency. It is important to note that each company will be different. Also, depending on the duration care, services could differ. For example, one week of respite care could be much different than one month.
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