Senior Respite Care in Santa Clara County
Caring for Your Loved One after a Hospital or Clinic Stay in Santa Clara & San Mateo County
After a loved one is discharged from a hospital or clinic, family members may face added difficulties in providing necessary care or completing regular activities. We can alleviate this burden as needed, allowing you to spend more quality time with your loved one. If you are looking for a personable home care aide with specialized training for working with your loved one in the Bay Area, Polaris Home Care can help by providing right person for you and your family. We will work directly with you to help you choose a caregiver that meets your requests to ensure your needs are met. Respite care is an important part of our home care services and your complete satisfaction is our guarantee.
Learn more about respite care and whether this is the right choice for you by contacting us for a free consultation.
What Is Respite Care?
Respite care can be described as temporary care provided to an elderly, ill or disabled person in order to provide their regular caregivers with support and relief. This is particularly helpful after an illness or injury when the patient has returned home from a hospital or clinic. Recovery following surgery or another procedure can be difficult even for a person in his or her prime. For a senior, recovery can be a longer and more difficult process. Respite care helps to lighten the load faced by regular caregivers while offering additional, much-needed care to the patient.
In considering respite care, it is important to:
- Involve your loved one. If you are planning on getting help with your caregiving duties, make sure you discuss this with your loved one. It’s vital that their requests are considered while also finding a solution that meets their needs.
- Accurately assess your needs. Take the time to review your schedule and the specific medical, physical and mental issues that need to be addressed so you are prepared to find the right respite caregiver on the right schedule.
- Organize appointments and caregiving. Keeping a calendar can help you organize all medical appointments and can aid in creating a caregiving schedule that works best for your loved one.
- Work together with your caregiver. It is very important to convey any information on the care you normally provide for your loved one so that your caregiver can maintain a routine consistent with what you typically provide.
Take this opportunity to find a Bay Area caregiver who is specifically trained in respite care. Contact Polaris Home Care at (408) 560-4460 today.