Respite Care

39% of U.S. Adults Are Caregivers.

If You’re Among Them, Let’s Talk About Respite Care.

According to the National Respite Coalition, family members serving as caregivers for loved ones is more common than ever, due to an aging population and medical advances that save and extend lives. Among adults in the United States, 39% are caregivers — a 30% increase since 2010 — and the trend is expected to continue.

While fulfilling the role of caregiver is certainly joyful and rewarding, it can also be emotionally and physically demanding, especially when longterm care is required or your loved one is suffering from unique challenges posed by conditions such as Dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease. In these situations, respite care can make a tremendous difference in the quality of life for the devoted caregiver.

Respite is planned or emergency care provided to an adult with special needs to give temporary relief to family caregivers. Respite allows us to care for the caregivers, giving them a period of much deserved time off to attend to some of their own personal matters, to relax, and to decompress from the stress they feel of being a caregiver.

Care for all Caregivers

R&L Helpmates provides respite options for families whose loved ones have a wide variety of needs, from the elderly population to adults of all ages with physical and mental disabilities. If you’re among the growing community of adults caring for a loved one, be sure to take the time you need to care for yourself. Even a few hours a week can make a difference in your health and well-being.

In addition to giving you peace of mind that your loved one is not alone, our direct care workers can help you cross items off your to-do list for the day while keeping your family member company.  From light housekeeping to meal preparation, we’ll make the most of the time we spend at your family’s home.

In-Home Respite

R&L Helpmates offers in-home respite as a convenient option for families who want to avoid moving their loved one to a different location. Some caregivers, particularly those caring for patients with Dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease, may find that preparing to leave the home is exhausting, or that new environments create confusion for their loved one. In-home respite alleviates these issues. Our direct care workers are screened, undergo criminal background checks, and are trained to provide high-quality, compassionate care, in the comfort of your home.

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Respite

Our direct care workers have experience assisting those who suffer from Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia. Respite may be particularly important for this group of caregivers as they face unique challenges other caregivers may not face. The National Respite Coalition recommends caregivers of Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia implement a respite program early on in their care: “Begin using respite services before stress sets in. This will help avoid burnout, and begin a routine of self-care that will be helpful over the long run.”

Learn More About Our Respite Care

We know that every family’s situation is different, and we’ll work with you to create a plan for respite care that meets your family’s special needs. Call us at 570.455.6242, email or stop by our office at at 172 Susquehanna Blvd., Hazleton, Pennsylvania.

Sources: National Respite Coalition, Pew Research Study 2013