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Family Caregiving- Respite Care

Family Caregiving- Respite Care "Caregiving for an elderly, ill, or disabled family member is a demanding job and no one is equipped to do it alone. Finding respite care services can provide a vital break."

Respite care provides temporary relief for a primary Caregiver, enabling you to take a much needed break from the demands of caregiving a sick, aging, or disabled family member. Respite care can take place in your own home, at day-care centers, or at residential or nursing facilities that offer overnight stays. Whether it's for just a few hours a week or an extended vacation, seeking respite care can help ease the burden of family caregiving and help relieve stress, restore your energy, and promote balance in your life. It can also prevent you from becoming exhausted, isolated, or even burned out. Respite care can benefit the person you're caring for too, providing them with variety, stimulation, and a welcome change of routine.

Seeking support and maintaining your own health are key to managing your role as a caregiver, so it's not selfish to need time to yourself. If your overwhelmed by the daily grind of caregiving, please contact Shelly Andrus at 435- 713-1467 to schedule a caregiver intake or contact Deborah Crowther at 435-713-1462.


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