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Respite Care Services – Family Support Programme

Care Respite, alternatively known as the ‘short break’, is care services provided to someone with special needs in order to provide temporary relief to the personal care-giver. The importance of care respite programmes can be easily understood from the following situations:

  • For elderly who are recovering from a nursing home stay and need to bridge the transition phase between the hospital and the residence, respite care services helps them to return home.
  • For a caregiver, life can be extremely challenging and stressful, which in turn can impact his work-life balance. Just when the caregiver plans to go for a short break, the care respite services comes in to play.
  • If you are planning to move permanently into Residential Gardens’ living community and before your big decision, want to experience the lifestyle guaranteed at Residential Gardens, then care respite can help.

We do understand that life of a carer is physically and emotional exhausting, which means that regular breaks are important to recharge their batteries and to fight stress and fatigue. This is also applicable for family members who provide dedicated support for someone in need at home, throughout the day. This can also put the carer at risk from health conditions such as anxiety and depression. The type of care respite services required will depend on the person you are taking care of and also on the available respite care services in your area. Care Respite supports and maintains the care giving relationship by providing short term care to an ageing loved one.

Care respite services mainly provides the following benefits such as :

  •  A Relaxed environment to soothe your tired soul.
  •  Re-energize the carer, and revitalize his life.
  •  Brings in a renewed sense of purpose by providing short breaks
  •  Helps the caregiver get time for his social obligations.

In short, care respite programme provides much needed family support which involves care respite for the elderly in need of extra support and providing a well earned break for the carers.