“In-Home care is considered the oldest and most respected form of health care”

Respite Care

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Symphony Senior Home Care provides respite care, or short term care that is designed to provide the primary caregiver a break from constant caregiving. Respite Care provides short-term breaks that can relieve stress, help restore energy, and promote balance in your life. Seeking support and maintaining your own health are key to managing your role as a caregiver. Using respite care before you become exhausted, isolated, or overwhelmed is ideal, but just anticipating regular relief can become a lifesaver.
 
Respite care can take many forms, however, it is centered on two common themes: sharing responsibility for caring for your loved one and getting support for yourself. Achieving the right balance requires persistence, patience, and preparation.
 
Planning starts with analyzing needs, both your loved ones, as well as your own. Determining your needs for the type, skills, and frequency of respite services is critical to ensure you receive appropriate respite. As a caregiver, is support what you need most? Or just a little free time? Need help with transportation? Keep track of your daily activities and then make a list of the areas and times when you most need help.
 
Identifying your loved one’s requirements, abilities, and preferences will also assist in finding the right match. Are social activities primary? Do they require assistance with walking, eating or medications? Do they need mental stimulation? Exercise? Answering these questions will help you determine which respite options to pursue. Our mission is to find ‘the right match’ for your loved one, while allowing you to find that needed break for yourself!