If it is your privilege to be fully or partially responsible for the care of a loved one or parent, then you know both the reward and the challenge of caregiving.
So do we. At United Methodist Communities, we’ve been taking care of the elderly for over 109 years.
Respite Care Services in Your New Jersey Home
Taking care of an elderly person requires a lot of patience and time, which can be trying for even the most dedicated person. Sometimes Family members cannot care for loved ones around-the-clock or just need a break in order to attend to life’s every day demands.
Using in-home respite care services can support and strengthen your ability to be a caregiver. Seeking respite services is not only normal, but often times essential to a caregivers health.
United Methodist Communities offers in home adult respite care services in New Jersey to seniors in various central NJ locations. These respite care providers are qualified, certified and trained professional home health aides. They enable families to keep their loved ones in familiar and comfortable settings while receiving the assistance and care that they need when you can’t be there.
In home senior respite care helps you to avoid becoming burned out at the expense of your loved one. Often underutilized, respite care is also a great resource when a primary caregiver falls ill or needs to unexpectedly travel. United Methodist Communities respite caregivers can often be engaged in a day or less for emergencies.
For more information call our team at 732-838-1950 for availability in your area.
Benefits of In Home Respite Care Services
United Methodist Communities HomeWorks in home respite care services give you the flexibility of an experienced health care aide in your home without having to sign up for long term commitments. Respite care is provided in the care recipient’s home, either for a set number of hours daily or as a live-in arrangement for as many days and weeks as you need. For longer care durations, hourly rate discounts are available.
Taking care of yourself and getting personal support are important to managing your caregiving responsibilities. Utilizing respite care before you become overwhelmed can be invaluable to everyone involved, including yourself. Engaging respite care services for your loved one gives you a chance to revitalize and do the things that fulfill and give you enjoyment in life as well. The peace-of-mind knowing that your loved one is spending time with a professional, compassionate and nurturing caregiver in a familiar surrounding is invaluable.
Included in our in home respite care services are:
- Personal care services like bathing, brushing teeth, dressing, going to the bathroom or exercising.
- Skilled care services assist the family caregiver with the senior’s medical needs, such as administering medications at the right time and in the right quantities.
- Housekeeping, preparing meals, shopping and other domestic chores.
- A companion to keep your loved one company, entertain, read or do crafts.
- Taking care of pets.
In general, our respite care providers do everything our home health aides do, including access to medical professionals for emergency situations. If your situation requires more medical supervision, consider the around-the-clock respite care available at one of our many assisted living communities in New Jersey.