Philadelphia Home Health Care Services – What Is Elderly Respite Care and What Are Its Benefits?

Home Health Care Services in PhiladelphiaAmong the many home health care services in Philadelphia that we provide, possibly the least-understood is respite care. Full time home care of a senior can be extremely challenging, mentally, emotionally and physically. Elderly respite care can provide the relief caregivers need to recharge and refocus to provide the best care possible for their senior loved one.

What Is Elderly Respite Care?

Simply put, respite care is short-term elderly care. Rather than being a permanent care solution, we take over the care of your loved one for a set period of time, from a few hours, to days or even weeks.

The respite care might only be needed at certain times of the day. For example, if a senior needs 24/7 oversight, respite caregivers might come in for a few hours in the afternoon so the primary caregiver can run errands, take care of children’s needs, or just have a bit of free time.

Whatever care you are currently providing, we match that care and continue to ensure that your loved one is well-attended while you take some much-needed time off.

Why Choose Respite Care?

Providing home health care services is difficult and stressful for the caregiver – but often, caregivers fail to realize the stress they are under. Or when they do notice, caregivers may have feelings of guilt or obligation that causes them to ignore the negative impact that caregiving can have on their own health or psychological state. Even the most dedicated caregiver truly needs to take time off from time to time and focus on themselves.

Respite care allows that freedom. By arranging for short-term home health care services in Philadelphia from a trusted provider, you can take some “me time.” Your break can be a great opportunity to take care of tasks you might have been putting off, or simply rebalance yourself by taking a vacation.

Who Could Use Respite Care?

Almost any caregiver could have some use for elderly respite care services, for example, respite care services allow:

  • A reduction in the number of caregiving hours in the day.
  • Personal errands.
  • Time to connect with friends.
  • Occasional breaks from care for a few days to regroup.
  • Travel for important functions that would take a person out-of-town, such as weddings, funerals, or similar events.

Trust Neighborly Home Care When You Need Elderly Respite Care Services

Studies show that caregiving takes a big toll on the caregiver. Even when the caregiver has gladly taken on the task, his/her cost can be great, financially, physically, and emotionally. Respite care can help alleviate some of the stress, allowing caregivers to continue to provide their loved ones with proper support. To learn more about respite care and other home health care services in Philadelphia, PA, please contact Neighborly Home Care today.

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I just wanted to tell you how grateful we are that Neighborly Home Care stepped in & took over taking care of my Dad when we really needed it, no questions asked. Our caregiver has become part of the family and we know we can depend on her being there every day & taking great care of my Dad. He misses her when she’s not there!
— Daughter of an NHC Client