Caring for a loved one is one of the most generous things you can do. Along with the joy and reward of helping a family member, being a full time caregiver also comes with added stresses and demands. As a caregiver there are many duties required of you; at times it may feel like you are solely responsible for the well being of your parent, grandparent, or loved one. Without proper support for you, the day-to-day caregiver routine can become exhausting, monotonous, and overwhelming. You can very quickly go from loving son or daughter to detached caregiver; losing that lifelong connection with your parent or loved-one.
At Aging Services for Communities it is our belief that an individual can only receive optimal care if their caregiver also receives the support and rest they need to perform at their best. When you need a break, turn to us at ASC. We maintain a complete Respite Care program developed to provide the support and the time-off you not only need, but deserve.
Our Respite Care program relies on caring, trained volunteers throughout our various communities. While you are away, or even simply in another area of the house, our volunteers provide companionship for your loved one. Activities include playing cards, going for walks, watching movies, joyful conversation, and more. The respite breaks that our volunteers provide ensure that your loved one is not only looked after while you are gone, but that their experience is a pleasant one.
To qualify for the Respite Care Program you need to be a primary caregiver who provides 24-hour care for a relative or love one. Your care-receiver must be:
While Aging Services for Communities strives to offer necessary services, there are tasks we cannot perform such as:
Lastly, we cannot totally replace the love and care that only family members can provide. However, we can help you keep your loved one as independent as possible within their own home.
"My experience with Respite Services was absolutely wonderful. It allowed me to care for my husband at home for many years. The Respite volunteers were always prompt and cheerful. They were so well matched to my husband's interests, which allowed him to easily visit with them. I surely felt I was leaving him in good hands, as I left the house to run errands, or shop. We both looked forward to having our Respite person come to our home. I know I would not have been able to continue my home care, had it not been for our Respite team. They were a blessing! Sincerely,"