If someone you love needs care, it can be an easy choice to provide them the support and assistance they need. The reality of being a full-time or part-time family caregiver can be much more difficult, though. Medication management, scheduling and attending appointments, and helping with personal tasks each day can be exhausting, so having an opportunity to rest is essential.
At Rocky Mountain Assisted Living, we understand the challenges that can come with being a caregiver. We are proud to offer respite care to give caregivers an opportunity to rest, recover, and return to their duties with renewed energy.
Who Are Family Caregivers?
Family is an essential part of life for many people. They often add love, support, encouragement, and joy to everyday life. If one of your family members is aging or has a disability that requires extra assistance, you may feel that it is your responsibility to care for them. In these circumstances, you become a family caregiver. You take on the responsibility of their care, including personal and medical assistance, either on a full-time or part-time basis. Taking care of family may be second nature to many people, but it can also be exhausting.
What Is Respite Care?
Caring for a family member on a full-time or part-time basis can be overwhelming, regardless of how much you care for them. You have the responsibility of ensuring that all of their needs are met, including medication management, socialization, mental and emotional needs, and personal care. It takes a great deal of time, mental energy, and emotional stress, and can take a physical toll. As a family caregiver, you will find yourself in need of a break at some point. It is important that when you seek out respite care, you find a partner you can trust.
Respite care is a service offered to family caregivers by many assisted living facilities such as Rocky Mountain Assisted Living. When you, as a family caregiver, are overwhelmed or exhausted, you can partner with us to receive respite care. Your family member will stay at a Rocky Mountain Assisted Living facility and be a part of our community for a short time. While your loved one is with us receiving medical and personal care, you have the opportunity to step away in order to rest and recover. This is an opportunity for you to take care of your own mental, physical, and emotional health. Respite care is an invaluable resource available to family caregivers that Rocky Mountain Assisted Living is proud to provide.
Why Respite Care Matters
The responsibility placed on a family caregiver can be overwhelming, even if you genuinely enjoy caring for your loved one. It involves a great deal of stress and responsibility, which will take its toll over time. Respite care is an opportunity for rest and has countless benefits:
- For the Family Caregiver. When a family caregiver is given respite, they are able to take time to care for themself. After their respite they are likely to have reduced levels of stress, be able to provide better care for their loved ones, and avoid a potential burnout in the future.
- For the Family Member. When you receive respite care, your family member will be a part of the Rocky Mountain Assisted Living community. Our staff will provide professional medical care that they may need, they will be able to attend any classes or events that we offer, and they will be happily welcomed into a new, expanded community they may not have access to otherwise.
When you carry the responsibility of being a full-time or part-time family caregiver, you will need the opportunity to rest at some point. Respite care allows you to take care of yourself so that you can continue to care for your family member. If you are considering respite care Rocky Mountain Assisted Living wants to help. Our team can help you understand all of the important details of respite care, such as the cost.
The Cost of Respite Care
As a family caregiver, you may love caring for your loved one, but choosing to take a time of respite is a worthwhile investment in the mental, physical, and emotional health of you and your loved one. If you need an extended time of respite, it may become costly. An average daily cost for respite care is between $120-$150. Rocky Mountain Assisted Living charges an all-inclusive flat rate for all services. Your rate will be determined when you meet with our team to discuss your family member’s specific needs. If you are in need of respite and cannot afford it, there are organizations in the Denver community that may help fund your respite care.
Q: Why Is Respite Care Important for Caregivers?
A: The responsibility of being a family caregiver requires a lot of time, attention, and mental and emotional labor. It can be exhausting, no matter how much you love the person you are caring for. Family caregivers can become overwhelmed and exhausted and will need rest. Respite care at Rocky Mountain Assisted Living allows you to rest while ensuring that your family member receives the best possible care in our community.
Q: What Is the Meaning of Respite for Family Caregivers?
A: If you are taking care of a sick or disabled loved one, you are facing something difficult, even if you are happy to offer assistance. Respite care at Rocky Mountain Assisted Living is an opportunity for you to take a step back and focus on your own health and well-being. You can rest and renew assured that your family member is thriving in a safe, supportive, and enriching community.
Q: What Is the Impact of Respite Care?
A: If you are responsible for the care of a loved one with a disability or other special needs, your entire day is dedicated to their care. It is your sole responsibility to ensure that all of their needs are met, and that they are happy and healthy. If you do not have a break, you risk burning out and no longer being able to care for them. Rocky Mountain Assisted Living offers respite care as an opportunity for you to rest and recover. Once your respite is over, you will have renewed energy and drive to care for your family member well.
Q: What Is the Goal of Respite Services?
A: Family caregivers need the chance to rest so that they can continue to provide care to their loved ones. The goal of respite care from an assisted living facility is to allow you a chance to rest and recover so that you are able to provide the best possible care for your family member. Rocky Mountain Assisted Living is committed to providing trustworthy respite care so that you can take full advantage of your rest.
The responsibility of being a family caregiver is an around-the-clock job. Your loved one may need assistance with daily tasks like dressing and bathing or managing their medications. Caring for an elderly or disabled loved one can be stressful, emotional, and overwhelming, so it is important that you take the time you need to rest. Rocky Mountain Assisted Living offers respite care to give family caregivers the time they need to rest and renew.