Respite Care

Respite care provides short-term breaks for caregivers, while their loved one is cared-for in a safe, professional environment.

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How does respite support seniors and benefits caregivers?

Respite care provides short-term relief for primary caregivers. It can be arranged for just an afternoon or for several days or weeks. Care can be provided at home, in a healthcare facility, or at an adult day center.

Caregiving can be a highly demanding and stressful responsibility. Just like the loved ones they care for, caregivers also need support and attention to maintain their own health and well-being. In fact, the physical, emotional and economic burdens on caregivers today can frequently become overwhelming without some form of personal support. Respite care, is designed to do just that. Respite care provides caregivers with the opportunity for a temporary rest from their caregiving duties, while loved ones benefit from the care and support provided in a safe, nurturing environment.

Respite care is a “win-win” for both caregivers and their loved ones…

Benefits for loved ones…


Personal Attention: Respite care services are tailored to meet your loved ones needs. Seniors get individual, fully-focused attention.


Retain Identity: Respite care helps your loved one to retain their identity by aging in place, surrounded by familiar objects and people.


Engagement: Respite reduces isolation, provides a change from daily routines, by matching social activities to seniors abilities/ needs.

Benefits for caregivers…


Renewal and Relaxation: With respite care, you can step away from being a caregiver, and take time to rest, relax and rejuvenate.


Support: Respite care is a vital resource for caregivers, providing a break from the daily demands of caregiving, even for a few hours.


Balance: Respite care helps caregivers regain parts of their life back (physical, mental, spiritual) since carrying for their loved ones.

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What are common types and services provided for respite?

There are quite a few different options for respite care, and the best one for you will depend on your personal situation and the needs of your loved one. AdoreMOM® Senior Living Experts can help you consider your loved ones needs, your expectations for care, to help you find the right type of care for your loved one.

Respite care services can be arranged for part of a day to several days or weeks, and it can be provided in a number of different settings, such as in-home care, adult day care facilities, assisted living communities, or skilled nursing facilities. Services offered can vary based on your loved ones needs, the type/location of respite care, and qualifications of providers.

Common services and amenities:

Professional In-Home Care


Location: Care provided in the senior’s home by skilled caregiver or healthcare aide.


Services: Level of care/services can vary based on needs and caretaker level. Common services include: supervision, assistance with activities of daily living, basic medical care, housekeeping, meals, medication administration & transportation.


Benefits: In-home respite care is valuable for caregivers who work outside of the home and do not want to leave their elderly loved ones at home alone.

Adult Day Care Centers


Location: Care is usually provided at senior centers or assisted living facilities.


Services: Typically, a senior spends 6-8 hours at adult day care, eating lunch and a snack and enjoying a variety of engaging social activities with other seniors. Some programs will even provide transportation for your loved one to/from the centers.


Benefits: Centers provide a safe environment for seniors to spend time with friends, engage in fun activities/events, receive personal care services as needed.

Residential Respite Programs


Location: Care is typically provided at long-term senior residential communities.


Services: These communities offer, short-term (overnight to weekly) services for respite stays. Care and services includes 24/7 supervision, basic medical care, meals, assistance with ADL’s, and social engagement opportunities (programming).


Benefits: This care option can be a great stress-reliever for caregivers who need to travel out of town, or need a longer break, and want to ensure their loved is cared for.

What are signs that a loved one needs more care?

Caregivers often are juggling strenuous demands for your senior loved one, while juggling their own needs along with their family, work and other obligations. This is why it is often easy for caregivers to miss some of the warning signs exhibited by your loved one that may be time to consider the benefits of respite for everyone.

Your loved one had a recent surgery or injury, has extensive recovery needs and/or requires more than 10 hours a week of care.

Your loved one is no longer managing essential tasks (bathing, dressing, making meals, etc.)

You’ve noticed a decline in their surroundings, such as unkept, chaotic and unsafe (appliances left on). Your loved one relies on you more frequently for errands and outings.

You’ve noticed a decline in your loved one’s health or physical condition, they have difficulty accessing areas in their home, or an increased risk of falling, or or they have dementia.

You’ve noticed changes in your loved ones behavior, such as uncharacteristically moody, angry, withdrawn or depressed. These can be signs of a more serious health or mental health conditions.