Dec 8, 2017 by Tony B.
If you provide senior care to your loved one, it is important that you plan ahead for any situation where you may need some assistance. No family member should have the responsibility of constant 24-hour care to a senior. This is why respite services do exist and you can take advantage of them.
Respite care is a type of care that provides you with relief and fills in when you cannot be there. This care is designed to allow you to have a break. Senior care is offered as part of a respite care plan and you can choose to have services on an as-needed basis or regularly. No matter what you choose, you, as a caregiver, should know that these services are available to help you.
If you are considering respite senior care during the holidays, then you need to make sure you plan for it quickly. The holidays are a busy time and they often involve plans to travel and stress. If your loved one is unable to travel with you throughout the holidays or if your loved one needs some additional care throughout this season, you should book these services in advance.
Many family members find that respite care can help greatly throughout the holiday season and it helps to free up time for caregivers. If you plan on leaving the home and your senior loved one will remain behind, do make sure you prepare them for this change. It can be overwhelming for seniors when they first learn that they will remain home, but they will, with time, be okay with it.
If you would like to learn more about our senior care services or respite care, call Comfort Keepers today. We are here to help you and provide your loved one with the care he or she needs.
2600 Kitty Hawk Rd #107, Livermore, CA 94551