If you or anyone you know has ever been a caregiver, then you probably understand how challenging it can be to care for your loved one every day. According to the Center of Disease Control, this “labor of love” comes at a high price for caregivers. Studies show:
- 35% of caregivers have a hard time finding time for themselves
- 29% experience emotional and physical stress from their role as a caregiver
- 54% said that their health has gotten worse due to caregiving, and has affected their ability to give care to others
- 29% have difficulties balancing professional and personal responsibilities
It’s no wonder caregivers need a break once in awhile, which is where respite care comes in! Here you will find the essential information about respite care in the Twin Cities and how it can help both you and your family.
What is respite care?
Respite care is a service for seniors in which a professional caregiver comes to your home for a short period of time (sometimes overnight) to provide care for you or your loved one. Respite care allows family caregivers the chance to travel, run errands or just relax without stressing about their loved one’s well being. It’s a great option for family caregivers who are in need of a break, and also prolongs the option of seniors staying within their own home.
When and how often should you use it?
As mentioned above, respite care is ideal for those who need a little break from full-time caregiving. It can be as frequent or infrequent as you wish. With Unveiling Health, there are plenty of options for respite care in the Twin Cities including our as-needed Senior Service Express or our long-term care options.
Is this an in-home service?
In-home respite care is convenient because our professionals learn your family’s daily routine and works in the comfort of your home. Therefore, your loved one doesn’t have to travel anywhere or have to adjust to an unfamiliar environment.
What will they do?
Respite care professionals offer a variety of services, including meal preparation, housekeeping, transportation, companionship and more. Assess you and your loved one’s needs to decide what type of respite care will work best. Does your loved one need emotional support? Assistance with personal care, such as feeding or bathing? Do you want someone to help with meals and/ or shopping?
Taking these factors into consideration when looking for respite care in the Twin Cities, will help us determine the best options for care for you or your loved one.
How much does it cost?
The cost of respite care in the Twin Cities will vary depending on the services you need. If you’re looking for more basic services, our Senior Service Express is a great option. It’s on an as-needed basis and allows you to pick the services that fit your needs and your budget. For more in-depth care, our long-term care options can be customized into a plan that fits your needs.
It’s also important to note that some foundation grants, nonprofit and disability organizations, state agencies and veterans’ benefits also cover the cost of respite care services. Consult your insurance provider for more information, as Medicaid and other forms of insurance may only cover part of the expenses.
At Unveiling Health, we’re a full-service company providing respite care in the Twin Cities. But, our care goes beyond that, as well. We think it’s important that our Partners continue to grow in this journey of life, despite the fact that they might need a little help along the way.
For more information on our services and how they can help you and your loved ones, drop us a note through our contact form or call us directly at 651-340-9387.