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5 Benefits of Respite Care

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It can be easy to put the senior in your life first, but it is important to remember that you also need time and space to take care of yourself. Senior respite services allow you to get the support you need so that both you and your loved one are healthy and happy.

At Buckner Calder Woods, we understand that caring for a senior full-time can be challenging. As much as you love the person, it can still take a toll on you. We are here to help with senior respite care at our luxury senior community. When your loved one stays with us while you tend to your needs, you can rest assured that they will receive all the care and attention they need. Contact us today at 409.407.7636 to learn more about our services and amenities for respite care clients.

5 Benefits of Respite Care

There are plenty of benefits of respite care for seniors and their caregivers. Here are five benefits of enrolling your loved one in respite care services:

1. It Gives You Time to Focus on Self-Care

When a loved one requires help with everyday tasks due to memory disorders or physical health conditions, you may start to feel overwhelmed after a while. It can be especially difficult if your loved one has dementia or Alzheimer’s and gets upset or confused at times. Respite care for seniors allows you to take care of yourself when needed. This helps lower your stress levels, making it easier for you to care for your loved one with compassion and patience instead of frustration.

2. It Allows You to Spend Quality Time with Your Family

If you are a caregiver, it can be difficult to find the time to take care of yourself and your other family members. Spending time with your spouse, children, or other loved ones is an important part of life that should never be put on the back burner. Arranging for a senior in your life to receive respite care can give you the time you need to give your family the attention they deserve.

3. It Can Provide Enrichment, Fun, and Companionship for Your Loved One

Not only is respite care helpful for you, but it can also be enjoyable for the senior in your life. They will have the opportunity to learn new things and make friends. And in many cases, seniors look forward to their respite care visits just as much as their caregivers do.

4. It Can Offer as Little or as Much Time Off as You Need from Caregiving Responsibilities

Respite care is flexible and can be used for just a few hours here and there, as a regular weekly or monthly service, or for an entire week or two if you are recovering from surgery or going away on a trip. You can schedule respite care for an afternoon to go to the park with your kids or for an entire week to take a family vacation.

5. It Can Help Prevent Stress and Exhaustion

You do not have to wait until you are sick or burnt out before arranging for respite care. Doing so before stress and exhaustion set in can help you rest and rejuvenate, which also reduces the risk of becoming ill in the first place.

Find Quality Respite Care for Seniors at Buckner Calder Woods

When you choose senior respite care at Buckner Calder Woods, your loved one will have access to all the luxury amenities that our residents enjoy. Their time at our beautiful senior community will feel like a vacation, and they will undoubtedly want to return soon. Reach out to us at 409.407.7636 to schedule a tour of our facility or contact us online and learn more about our respite care services.