What Is Respite Care? Is It The Right Choice For My Situation?

Respite Care is temporary care provided in the home or in a facility for a person that is handicapped or recovering from illness, surgery or a fall. Respite Care is designed to provide relief to the primary caregiver.

Respite Care provides much needed relief for family members, often an overwhelmed spouse. Family members caring for a loved one often neglect their own health and well being.

Respite Care Services For Spouses And Caregivers

Caring for a loved one takes a lot of responsibility and is time consuming, at the same time it can be extremely rewarding. Being the sole caregiver for your loved one can be both emotionally and physically exhausting. There will be times that you are simply fatigued or overwhelmed. Sometimes it is necessary for you to take a break but at the same time you may feel guilty about leaving your loved one’s side.

The responsibilities of being a full time caregiver can be overwhelming, leaving you with no time left for yourself or other family members. This is when Horizon Nursing Services can step in and provide you with qualified caregivers to help give you that much needed break.

We offer Nursing Care, temporary Respite Care, and Alzheimer’s Support Services.

Care At Home – In Comfortable Surroundings

Caregiver Support Services

Taking time for you, the caregiver, is important . . .

A Respite Care Services provider can stay with your loved one so you can take care of you!

Horizon Nursing Services can provide you with respite care by taking care of your loved one in the comfort of their own home. This will provide you with the much needed break that you deserve. We can provide you with a few hours per day once per week or everyday. This will allow you to run errands, follow up with your physician and spend time outside the home with friends or other loved ones.

Everyone Needs Time To Refresh and Renew – For Caregivers This is Especially Important.

These simple breaks allow you time to relieve some of the stress that comes with being a full time caregiver and restores your energy. This allows you to maintain your own life balance and keep you healthy to continue to be your loved one’s primary caregiver.

Let our family help you take care of yours. The Horizon Nursing Services Team and our trained caregivers are here for you when you need us.

We understand that being a caregiver can be difficult and we are here to support you any time you need us. Our respite care encompasses a wide variety of services ensuring that your loved one gets the care they need.

Our Respite Care Services May Include:

  • Assistance with personal care and medication reminders
  • Meal planning and preparation along with assistance with eating
  • Light housekeeping and laundry with bedding changes
  • Providing companionship and friendship
  • Transportation or escort to appointments

Taking Care of the Caregiver

Family members and friends may be able to help out while you run an errand, take a break or even go on vacation. However, just as the burden of care giving is often more than one person can handle, it can also be a difficult process for families to share. Depending on the type and intensity of care needed, your own health and well-being can be compromised by taking care of someone else. Respite care is a chance for you and the person you care for to take a break.

We at Horizon Nursing Services are committed to providing you with home health services wherever you are including your own home, retirement community, assisted living facility, hospital, rehabilitation facility or skilled nursing facility. We want to make this transition as smooth as possible for those involved. Our caring team of professionals is standing by to assist you 24 hours per day 7 days per week.

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