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Respite Care

Respite Care in
North Shore

LifeCare Home Health & In-Home Services

At LifeCare Home Health & In-Home Services, we are devoted to helping caregivers tend to loved ones. Taking care of a loved can be exhausting and can easily lead to physical, emotional, and psychological burnout. To help prevent this, we offer Respite Care Services that provide caregivers with the much-needed break they need to overcome potential burnout.

All of our respite care workers are carefully prescreened, insured, bonded, trained, and highly supervised.

Additionally, one of our care managers will conduct spontaneous supervisory visits for quality assurance and your own peace of mind. With LifeCare Home Health & In-Home Services, your loved one will never be alone.

How Our Respite Care Program Works

Basic functions that a LifeCare Respite Care worker can assist with include:

  • Bathing and grooming the patient
  • Light housekeeping and meal preparation
  • Transportation and companionship
  • Nighttime tuck-in and morning wake-up
  • Live-in and hourly caregiving

Caregivers who have the help of a LifeCare Respite Care worker generally benefit from the following:

  • Minimizing stress
  • Overcoming physical exhaustion
  • Catch up on sleep
  • Guilt-free time to self
  • Regaining energy
  • Catching up with friends and family
  • Spending more quality time with loved ones, without the hard labor
  • Boosted immune system

Signs of Caregiver Burnout

Physical Signs of Caregiver Fatigue:

  • Irritability
  • Sleep disturbance, i.e. hypersomnia or insomnia
  • Change in appetite
  • Decrease in energy
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Somatic complaints, i.e. chest pain, muscle aches, GI problems, etc.
  • Nightmares and nighttime terrors
  • Hyper-vigilance
  • Impaired immune system

Emotional Signs of Caregiver Fatigue:

  • Grief
  • Anger
  • Powerlessness
  • Emotional numbness
  • Fear
  • Helplessness
  • Depression
  • Over-sensitivity
  • Sadness
  • Anxiety
  • Emotional fluctuations

Psychological Signs of Caregiver Fatigue:

  • Change in perception of life’s goals
  • Decreased feelings of personal safety
  • Loss of professional identity
  • Internal negative dialog
  • Isolation from others (also physical isolation)
  • Low motivation
  • Decreased ability to cope with stress
  • Negativity
  • Loss of faith
  • Change in perception of self

For more options and information about our Respite Care Services, do not hesitate to contact us or visit our office. We truly believe that caregivers do the most important work that anyone can do; that being said, the biggest mistake a caregiver make is neglecting to care for himself or herself. Let us help you.

We are not just healthcare, but LifeCare. Contact us today.