If you have been giving care to a loved one and are looking for a temporary break, our respite care program at Rittenhouse Village At Northside may be just right for you. Caregiving is an exhausting task and we know because that is what we do every single day. Many Americans may feel guilty about needing respite care services because they see it as a dereliction of their duty to their loved ones. The truth however is that caregiving is exhausting and if you do not acknowledge that fact, you risk wearing yourself out. This will not be of help to your loved one and will probably impact the level of care that you can offer.
In this article, we are going to examine respite care more closely and in particular, what you bring with you to respite care for your loved ones.
What is Respite Care?
Respite care refers to a service at Rittenhouse Village At Northside where we take care of your loved one for a limited period while you take a break from caregiving. Respite care is great in a variety of circumstances including when you have a loved one who is recovering from surgery or illness. Respite care differs from assisted living care because the former is for a specific period of time and usually terminates when the primary caregiver returns or your loved one recovers. However, it is common for people who use our respite care services to come back to us for assisted living care.
How to Prepare for Respite Care
When it comes to preparing for respite care, there are a number of things to consider. You need to identify the right assisted living community for your loved one. Once this is done, you then need to plan for the move into the assisted living community. You will need to come with a list of all medication that is required for your loved one. At Rittenhouse Village At Northside, we have medical experts who will ensure that the medication regime that your doctor has prescribed for your loved one is strictly adhered to. You should also provide us with dietary specifications, any allergies that your loved one suffers from, and so on.
If you are taking up our respite care services so you can travel, you should also consider setting up a payment system that will ensure that payments for your loved one’s upkeep are automatically remitted. This saves you the trouble of having to interrupt your break to wire money to the assisted living community every now and then.
Finally, you should ensure that you pack enough clothes and other personal items for your loved ones to bring with them to our assisted living community. Items such as books and anything else that bring a sense of familiarity to your loved one.
Why Rittenhouse Village At Northside?
It is natural to want the best for your loved ones and Rittenhouse Village At Northside will ensure that your family member gets the best care possible. We offer a variety of options for the care of your loved ones, ensuring that they live a life of dignity and comfort. At our living community, we handle all aspects of everyday life for your loved one including cooking, cleaning, laundry, and much more. This ensures that your loved one has enough time to relax and enjoy each and every day.
Our residents enjoy a variety of special features that we offer in our community. These include our rent lock feature where rent rates remain constant for the lifetime of your loved one at our community. You can also depend on our experts who are always on hand to help your loved ones. In that sense, you can have complete peace of mind that your loved one is in safe hands.