Respite Care Services in Lehigh Valley, PA

IN-HOME CARE ASSISTANCE WHEN YOU NEED IT!

Caring for an aging loved one can be rewarding but also challenging. Home Helpers® Home Care is here to make it easier. We are an in-home care provider that offers Respite Care services to help a primary caregiver restore balance to their life.

Your loved one deserves the highest quality care in the comfort of their home. Call your local agency at (610) 871-5609 or contact us online today to learn more.

Respite care for caregivers of family members is a planned break from your caregiving routines that still allows your loved one to be cared for at home, where they truly belong.

WHAT IS RESPITE CARE?

If you are new to caregiver duties, you may have not heard the term respite care. Our in-home Respite Care will provide you with the break you need to recharge and focus on yourself for a little while. It may even allow you to maintain a work schedule. This care can be scheduled so that you get relieved at a time that works best for you. We’ll provide you with peace of mind knowing that your loved one is in qualified hands. Some respite care examples include:

  • Traveling for a vacation, for work, for the holidays? We can be there.
  • We can help fill in with care when you need or want to leave the home. This could be coverage for one afternoon a week or more frequently if necessary, such as for work.
  • As your loved one’s care needs change, our team can be blended into your Care Plan to help with overnights, or we can transition to a live-in situation if desirable.

RESPITE CARE BENEFITS

Respite care can benefit both the client and the family caregiver by:

  • Helping improve caregivers’ mental and physical health and reducing their risk of burnout.
  • Giving caregivers a break, allowing them to take a vacation, run errands, or take time away from the demands of caregiving.
  • Providing the relief caregivers need while allowing them to keep their loved ones at home. This can help keep families together and minimize or avoid the stress and heartache of placing a loved one in a care facility.
  • Allowing families to create a custom plan that meets their specific needs and allows them to take advantage of the most beneficial services.
  • Alleviating the strain caregiving puts on relationships and preserves them by giving both parties some time apart.

IS RESPITE CARE FOR THE ELDERLY ONLY?

No, respite care is meant to provide relief and assistance to any caregiver providing support and care to their loved one. Respite care can include those caring for loved ones recovering from surgery, end-of-life care, care for people who have disabilities, and more.

WHO PAYS FOR RESPITE CARE?

For most, payment for respite care is privately funded. Some long term care policies might cover respite care, soyou will need to speak with your insurance company to find out what payment assistance is possible for your family.

THERE ARE BENEFITS FOR BOTH THE CLIENT AND THE FAMILY CAREGIVER:

  • For the client, benefits include increased socialization, and assistance with personal care tasks that are less pleasant for a family member, allowing clients to maintain dignity.
  • For family caregivers, benefits include time to tend to their own needs, rest, and peace of mind knowing their loved one is with a trained professional Caregiver.

Steps to Care

  • 1.

    INITIAL CALL - Once we’ve received your information, we will have a detailed call to gather more information on the care situation, answer any pressing concerns, and set up a time to meet in person.

  • 2.

    IN-HOME CARE ASSESSMENT - Here we will answer all your questions, and ask some of our own to craft a Cared-4℠ Customized Care Plan to your unique needs.

  • 3.

    START OF CARE - We will come with our Caregiver on the first day of care to go through the Care Plan together and help with introductions.

  • 4.

    CLIENT VISITS - Once we have begun care, we will pop in at times our Caregiver is there to see how things are going and determine if we need to adjust the Care Plan.

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