Care respite is a great option for the carer to catch up with the tasks of running a household, study or volunteering while recovering from the demands of caring. The objective of care respite facilities should be to ensure an improvement of the quality of life of both the carer and the care recipient.
Care respite has been successful in reducing stress levels in carers, enhance the quality of life and is a crucial part of the age care sector. Care respite can be offered through facility based care or adult day programs . However, most families prefer in-home care respite.
This ensures minimum disruption and provides great stability for the client.
Family caregivers play an important role in providing home age care services and hence the availability of home care respite services ensures that they can have a temporary break from the responsibilities of providing care services to a family member.