Respite Care Services in Northern Florida & Northern Michigan
We hope you’ll think of our Respite Care Services as a “grace period…” to use in times when your family needs extra grace. Respite care provides temporary relief for the caregiver. For as little as a day or as long as a few months, we can step in and “do what needs doing” for your loved one with compassion and patience. With locations in both Northern Michigan and Northern Florida, you can sleep easier; if your snowbird needs assistance, our caregivers are only a phone call away!
Some of the services our Respite Caregivers can provide:
- Reminders to Take Medicine
- Help Getting into Bed/To the Bathroom
- Transportation to Appointments
- Bathing, Dressing & Oral Care
- Light Housekeeping
- Home Cooked Meals
- Outings & Walks
- Nursing Services
- Daily Status Updates via Tablet
- Video Chats with Family via Tablet
- Alzheimer & Dementia Supervision
- And pretty much anything else that needs doing while you’re away!
Times You’ll Need Respite Care:
Respite Care for Unexpected Needs
New home care needs can appear overnight. Your loved one may have suffered a fall or developed an illness that suddenly leaves them unable to function at home alone. It can be impossible to both re-arrange your own life and provide adequate care at the same time. Let Independence Health Care help you to temporarily “be in two places at once.”
We will take care of your loved one’s immediate needs while you and your family arrange a plan. Someone may need to move where they live. Mobility aids may need to be installed in your parents’ home. None of this happens overnight. Respite care can last for a few days or a few months. However long it takes, while you are busy taking the necessary steps to “re-arrange the world,” your loved one will be safe and sound and cared for, in the comfort of their own home. This will give you the peace of mind you need, to do what you have to do.
Planned Caregiver Respite
When caregivers burn out, it’s bad for everyone. So take a break before you do! While you’re out of town for work or vacation, Independence Home Care can do the zillion things you do everyday to take care of your loved one. We’ll keep you connected via in-home tablets, sending you status updates and setting up video chats so you can be away without worry.
A short step back may be exactly what you need to get renewed patience and perspective. Studies show that even a week’s respite helps caregivers provide better care long-term! So take a break and…stop feeling guilty about it! Your seniors will love our friendly staff. The change of pace will be as much of a boost for them as it will be for you!
Whether you need an extra hand now, or are planning for tomorrow, let us help you make an informed decision regarding respite care. Contact us today to learn more about our senior respite care services in Northern Michigan and Northern Florida!