Respite care is designed for family members and caregivers who need to take some time off and rejuvenate, and just have some time to take care of themselves. For many, caring for an elderly, chronically ill, or disabled family member is simply a part of daily life. Caregiving, though, is a demanding job and no one is equipped to do it alone. Hart Heritage respite care provides short-term breaks that can relieve stress, restore energy, and promote balance in your life.
What is Respite Care?
The word “respite” means to take a break from caring for a mentally or physically disabled loved one. Respite can be for a few hours or as long as a weekend. Respite care does need to be planned in advance.
Caregivers and loved ones alike will benefit from respite care. At Hart Heritage Estates, you can rest assured that your loved ones will be well cared for. They will have a taste of a new environment and new experiences interacting with their peers. While you and your family take some time for yourselves, you will have peace of mind that you left your loved ones to a trusted and professional staff who are experienced in taking care of the elderly with special needs. We treat each of our respite care visitors like a family member.
Here are some of the benefits of respite care:
- Relief – The caregiver must also have a form of relaxation once in a while. Knowing that there is someone who can do the job for you even for a couple of hours is a great relief.
- Enjoyment – Both the elderly and the caregiver can have fun; one will discover a new place and meet people of the same age, sing with them and get to know them while the caregiver can go to the spa, the hair salon, relax or bond with friends.
- Reduce the pressure – Hart Heritage Estates respite care lessens the burden, stress and pressure on caregivers. After taking some time off, you will feel renewed, less irritable and more energetic.
“I would like to include a special thank you to the entire staff of Hart Heritage for all that was done for my sister Ida while she was a resident at your facility. Ida was very fortunate to have had so many caring friends there for her during her last days with us. May God Bless You All”
If you are looking for respite care in Street, Bel Air, Forest Hill, Harford County and the greater Baltimore area contact us today!