Caregivers face many challenges. A primary caregiver who is under too much stress from the constant demands of caregiving cannot provide adequate care. Arranging respite care for the first time may be difficult, but it should become an essential part of any caregiver’s schedule.
Some signs that may signal a need to arrange for respite care include:
- Increased anxiety
- Decline in sleep
- An increase in irritability
- Feeling of anger towards care recipient
Respite care provides a break for you and care for your loved one. Although there are different approaches to respite care, all have the same basic objective; to provide caregivers with planned temporary, intermittent, substitute care, allowing for relief from the daily responsibilities of care for the care recipient.
The Beechtree Center’s respite stays can range from one night through an extended period of time and offers daily assistance in the following areas:
- 24-hour skilled nursing services
- Professional nurses on staff (RN, LPN and CNA)
- 3 nutritional meals per day
- Social service counseling
- Medical case management
- Chaplain counseling
- Medical transportation
- 24-hour camera security