Respite for Caregivers

What is respite care?  Respite care offers temporary care of individuals with disabilities or complex medical needs, which provides usual caregivers with temporary relief of duties.  Caregivers can use respite care to allow themselves the opportunity to take a class, go to a movie, run errands, go grocery shopping, or enjoy any activity, while knowing their family member is being cared for properly. Why do I need respite care? Caregivers of children with special needs often face what is known as “Caregiver Burnout.” Stress and anxiety of handling a strenuous care schedule day-in and day-out can take a toll physically … Continue reading