Respite and Long-Term Care Assessment Services
Respite Care Services
When you take on the responsibilities of caring for a loved one who is elderly or disabled, it can become overwhelming. The daily tasks of making sure the patient is safe, secure and receiving the attention they need are time-consuming. It can be a challenge to carve out time for yourself.
That’s where we come in! Visiting Care Giving Services provides support to families who usually care for their loved ones, but who need a little break from the rigors of day-in and day-out care. Respite care will provide temporary relief to the caregiver.
We are available 5 days a week, 24 hours a day. We will come to your location and stay with your loved ones while you’re away. We can be there a few hours a day, over a weekend, or several times a week, whatever you need. We will provide a staff member qualified to care for your loved one, based on the level of care required or desired. Contact our St. Charles caregiver team, serving St. Charles and surrounding communities, to get the respite care you need.
Types of Respite Care
Because every patient is different, we will assess the level of care needed for our respite care provider. We offer several types of care services, one of which will fit the specific needs of the patient.
- Private Duty Nursing. A trained nurse will be assigned to provide medical services and administration.
- Home Health Aide Services. A certified home health aide will provide the care that patients with chronic illnesses or disabilities need.
- Alzheimer’s and Dementia. We will assign staff with appropriate credentials to provide Alzheimer’s Care Services.
- Companion Services. An individual will keep the patient company and provide other personal assistance like transportation, running errands, light housekeeping and personal grooming.
You can feel comfortable, knowing that your loved one is in capable hands while you are away. You’ll be able to run errands, go on vacation or just relax without worry, guilt or stress about leaving them.
Respite Care vs. Long-Term Care Assessment
Most seniors prefer to remain in the comfort of their own home for as long as possible. However, that desire must be weighed against the possible health risks involved and the caregiver's need for respite care. When it comes time to assess the situation, we can help.
We partner with insurance carriers, institutions, and nursing homes to conduct detailed evaluations of the patient and prepare the necessary documentation and reports. Some questions that will be considered include:
- Does the patient have ready access to caregivers?
- Will it be possible to make adjustments to the home to make it safe enough to stay there?
- Do they have a rich social life?
- Are they able to make or get nutritious meals?
- Can they keep house or hire someone to do it for them?
- How is their personal hygiene?
Some seniors are resistant to moving into assisted living, but it can actually be beneficial in many ways. The move can be disruptive initially but living in a community of similar-aged individuals can improve their social lives. It relieves them of the chores and upkeep responsibilities. They can make new friends and enjoy activities they could not while living alone.
There are many options to choose from if it is determined to move to a senior facility. There are independent apartment homes, assisted living, and medical care facilities. The differences in the level of care can depend on what the person wants and needs. A St. Charles caregiver can offer many tips on how to make this important decision. Visit our Service Area page for a full list of the communities we serve.