Providing care for terminally ill family members and friends is exhausting, both emotionally and physically. There may come a time during the course of your family member’s illness that you as a caregiver need some time away from the tasks of care giving. Caregiver stress can lead to physical and emotional distress that can interfere with your ability to provide care. We partner with many hospice organizations to provide respite care stays. Respite care programs are designed to provide temporary, short-term (usually, five days or less) assistance in caring for hospice patients. It is intended to allow the caregivers, often the family members, to take some time away from the hospice patient, to allow them to emotionally recharge and become better prepared to handle the normal day-to-day challenges of caring for someone with a chronic life-threatening illness.
Want to Learn More?
If you believe you or a loved one qualify for respite care and would like to learn more about Gadsden Health & Rehab, please pick up the phone and give us a call or ask your hospice provider for more information. We would love to talk to you about the personalized respite care services we provide and can also answer questions about what health services are covered by your insurance, Medicare, and/or Medicaid benefits.