Are you the Caregiver for an Elderly Parent or Loved One?

While a privilege, acting as a family caregiver for an elderly parent or loved one, comes with its own unique challenges. Fortunately, there are respite care services designed to lend an extra hand to family caregivers whenever needed, ensuring that loved ones receive quality in-home care whenever life gets busy. Here are some insights on in home respite care services.

What are common reasons for using home care respite services? 

These services step in whenever you need them, but they are often utilized when:

  • Your loved one is recovering from a medical event or hospital stay, for example, after a fall, illness or operation.
  • You cannot manage round-the-clock care. Caregivers are there to fill in where needed, for example, during work hours or overnight.
  • You simply need a break. Caregiving is a demanding vocation and family caregivers can easily suffer burnout from taking on too much responsibility without a break. Respite caregivers, the perfect resource for family caregivers, allows you to take a day, weekend or even just a few hours to relax, recharge and unwind. Respite’s benefits include ensuring your personal wellness and that you’re better able to give the best quality care to your loved one.
  • When life happens. You may want to take a vacation, watch your child’s team play or take care of another family member. When this happens, a respite caregiver presents an ideal option to support your peace-of-mind while also delivering the highest quality of care to your loved one until you can return.

Qualified, certified and experienced residential caregivers in NJ 

United Methodist Communities offers high quality in-home respite care in New Jersey through our HomeWorks program. Designed to serve the needs of family caregivers and our communities as a whole, our affordable respite home care services are carried out by compassionate, fully-trained, experienced, and professional caregivers. Whether your loved one requires companionship, help with chores, or assistance with personal care or other activities of daily living, our home health aides can help you. You can choose between a set number of hours or a live-in arrangement for as long as you require.

In addition to in-home respite care services, we also offer pastoral care for spiritual and emotional support in the home.

For more information on residential respite care in NJ, please contact us today at https://homeworks.umcommunities.org/.