Caring for a loved one who has a chronic condition, such as Alzheimer's, is a demanding job. If you have found yourself in this role, you can seek support with respite care from DayBreak Adult Care Services. We have two South Carolina locations and a team of reliable professional caregivers who will assist and offer companionship to your loved ones. Our experienced, dependable services give you the peace of mind you need to care for yourself.
What Is Respite Care?
Respite care is an umbrella term for a range of services that provide respite, or a rest, to caregivers. This type of short-term arrangement can be used when you need to take a break from your caregiving responsibilities, whether you care for a spouse, parent or loved one.
Our in-home elder care services provides assistance with activities of daily living as well as general companionship. Our friendly, compassionate caregivers will help your loved one shop for nutritious foods, prepare meals, take care of hygiene and fulfill other needs in your absence. From transportation to memory care for adults with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, we offer wraparound services that make us a trusted partner for our clients.
Could My Family Benefit?
If you balance the responsibilities of caring for aging family members, raising your children, managing a household and working, you aren't alone. Even though this juggling act is common, however, it can still be a struggle for families when a loved one can no longer live independently.
According to the most recent federal data, published in 2015 by the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP, more than 34 million American adults care for a family member age 50 or older. Many of these individuals, collectively known as the sandwich generation, also care for their own young children.
Respite care provides these individuals a break from the physical and emotional labor of caring for a family member. Your loved one will be in a safe environment, either at home or at his or her residential care facility, with visits from our professional caregivers. Whether you opt for a one-time appointment or a regular care arrangement, our services give you time to care for yourself by relaxing, exercising or simply enjoying an afternoon with friends. Your loved one can connect with his or her caregiver, which may alleviate some of the loneliness associated with conditions like Alzheimer's and dementia.
Do You Care for Clients Who Have Dementia?
At DayBreak Adult Care Services, we specialize in Alzheimer's and dementia in-home respite care. Our team members establish a comforting, safe environment where your loved one is secure. Caregivers engage with clients by talking about their memories, looking at photographs and playing card games and puzzles. Enjoying these activities may improve symptoms such as depression and loneliness and decrease the rate of cognitive decline for adults who have dementia.
We pride ourselves on offering an affordable, trustworthy in-home care alternative for adults in the Aiken, Lexington and Columbia area. Our staff has been thoroughly screened to provide optimal security and comfort for our valued client families.
When you are ready to learn more about the benefits of respite care, we look forward to meeting with you. Request a free in-home consultation to learn more about our respite care assistance programs.