What is Respite Care? | Charlotte NC

Posted by on Apr 10, 2013 in CHC News, Home Care Charlotte NC | Comments Off on What is Respite Care? | Charlotte NC

Respite care refers to those people or institution that are hired for a short period to take care of your daily household chores, to watch over your family members giving you time to relax or to do other pending tasks. These are mostly unpaid jobs cater to provide a temporary shelter to people who have no home or otherwise live in orphanage.


Although respite services are temporary, they may be as a full time job depending upon the category chosen. Three common types of services are as following;

  1. 1.      Adult Day Care :

This service is for the weak and disabled people who need full time supervision and assistance. This is most suitable for those who usually go to work in the morning and have no one to look after their elders the whole day.

  1. 2.      Informal or Volunteer Respite Care:

This service works the same way as it is stated “informal”. If someone going to a grocery store and there’s no one to look after, then a friend, neighbor or a relative usually stays at home while you’re out doing your duty.

  1. 3.      In-Home Respite Care:

These services have multiple categories which are

Companion Service which is just to entertain and spent time with an elder person when they’re alone and need assistance.

Homemaker Services includes doing house hold work as preparing meal, doing dishes and clothes, shopping.

Personal Care includes services such as to help weak and elderly with their bath, change their clothes or help them with their recommended exercises.

Skilled Care Services includes a person assisting a family member to provide proper medical service to the elderly.

How Respite Care Helps a Family?

These services not only assist family members in doing their daily tasks without any hassle but also provide respite caregivers with a job and shelter. Respite care service provided at home is much better than those at institutions comparably as the elder person is used to their household surroundings and prefers to stay at home rather than move to an establishment where they are assisted but not by family members.

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